Trying out some New Watercolors

Some time ago I ordered several new watercolours, because Schmincke just recently introduced 36 new colors and I wanted to try some of them. Also they were giving a free dot chart to the first 100 orders in Jackson’s, so I thought it is a good idea to order now and get the dot chart, so I can try all the colors and decide which ones I absolutely must have… Along with Schmincke, I ordered some Daniel Smith too, three colors that I wanted for some time:

So, today and yesterday morning I was just making random doodles to try out the colors. I am happy with my choice, especially the Mars Blue and Green Apatite by Daniel Smith and French Ultramarine by Schmincke, which are all beautiful granulating paints. Also, I wanted that Opera Rose for a long time, and now I got a big tube (they did not have smaller) so there will be plenty of Opera pinkish paintings coming up. It will be great for my mandalas! Here are the two test doodle pages:

Video: She is Gentle

It was good light this morning so I recorded a video of today’s girl:

I hope you will like it.

She Thinks Positive Journal: 38-39

Yesterday I did two faces in She Thinks Positive Journal. The first one I do not like so much:

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What I like about her is her expression, sad and pensive. I tried to draw an ear, which did not really work quite well. Not surprising at all because I never draw ears. The next one I like better:

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I tried to do the nose in a different way and I think it’s a success. At least I like it much better than the previous style of noses I did, so I will stick to it in the future. I worked a lot on the eyes and that also worked well I think. So, two lessons learned on this one, which is quite a success. What I do not like are her eyebrows. I was so concentrated on the eyes that I simply did not pay attention and they became too strong and went out into her hair. I am thinking about filming one of these girls, maybe tomorrow if the light will be good.