>> Monday, June 28, 2010
I may have been a little over zealous when I chose this picture to be my first water color. I've done little ACEOs but never a large piece. I thought it would be easy to do a building but I was wrong. Creating straight lines and trying to cover the graphite I used to copy the image from the original drawing made it look too outlined and not as realistic. I realize now that I need a book to help me go step by step instead of trying it on my own.
My boyfriend absolutely loves it so I told him he can have it. LOL. I really need to work on my trees and my rocks look like anything but rocks. It was a learning experience and I'm glad I tried it. I do love watercolors and I will be trying more images but I really do want a book to follow. After all, that's how I learned to draw and it seems to have worked. Again, I had trouble with shading. I did fine on the church itself but put the shadows in the wrong spot on the ground. Each time I try something new it is a learning experience and I'm happy to have been able to try new things.
Hope you had a wonderful weekend. I plan to spend the day at the pool, weather permitting.