For each of these I’ve started with a rough sketch. I find it helpful to include little notes to myself. I know I’ve said this before, but I like looking back at the process before a piece is created.
The sketch for the final piece is probably the most time consuming step. It’s always worth investing to get it right though.
For this I used Windsor and Newton watercolour brushes instead of a normal watercolour set. I’m thinking of writing up a more in-depth review. I’ve never written one before, but when in lockdown eh? Overall (spoiler alert), I’m pretty happy with them. I’ll be using them for future pieces I think.
I was definitely less confident starting with this compared to regular watercolours. I added many more layers compared to normal.
This one had the most complicated perspectives, but that’s kind of why I chose it. Drawing an object in front of you instead of from a photograph is such a great learning tool. When I couldn’t work out why a line didn’t look right, I’d move to an angle that matched with what I thought it should look like in my head.
The end result is more vibrant, I think, but I’d like to be a little more confident when creating shadows next time.
I’d love to know which is your favourite and why!