Adventures in Watercolor

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 This is perhaps not the most exciting post...but it's exciting to me! I've decided I need to learn how to paint with watercolors. Or figure out if I already know how. I've avoided watercolors for the majority of my art upbringing (I try to avoid anything that requires the use of a paintbrush because I love pens and pencils so much!) but now I think it's time. It's time to grow up and paint with watercolors already. So I'm trying it out. I'm still not sure if I prefer it with or without the pen lines over the finished product...when in doubt, I always use pen!

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  1. My take is that you challenge yourself for one week or two that whenever you do something with watercolor, you don't allow yourself to add to it with pen or pencil. I think it might help you expand your style a bit further.

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  2. Something else to consider about watercolor: the painting style can be either very loose or very tightly rendered. Personally, I think that watercolors with pen look best when the drawing is tight, but the paint is a bit looser and may go over the lines a bit. Does that make sense? It adds really interesting depth and movement. It's something I've been experimenting with myself a bit... You'll see it when you visit ;)

    I can't wait to have you come and make art here!!!

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