Sunday, April 30, 2006

I-Fri: Under the sea



Mostly very quite happy with this one!

One of the things I love most about watercolours is all the different textures and fanning out/mixing of colours you can get by playing on the page, all the little surprises. I had fun playing with this one. and I guess it's fitting to do this theme in watercolours, no?

I am also liking the effect of 'lifting' colour - at first done because I still have little control with the paint and usually put on too much pigment, then have to lift some by blotting with some tissue paper (or, less glamorous but more practical, toilet paper - i go through about half a roll in one sitting!) - but I am actually quite liking it as a technique. As with the octopus' face - I lifted his face colour and then put down a washier purple. will play with this more...

I had said to myself after my spotted post, which I wasn't terribly happy with, that I would simplify my compositions, at least until I got a bit more control of the medium. Alas, they seem to just come out like this, I guess i just like a lot going on in my images, so i'll just have to work BIGGER. What fun!

12 comments:

Lu*** said...

I love this style! the colors and the form

MsDabble said...

Very nice.

MsDabble said...

Very nice.

michael dailey said...

i lik ethis nice water color lov the mermaids hair
looks liek it really flowat in the water cute tako too

faeorain said...

Excellent work! Very vibrant!

Teri C said...

So very creative. Love it!

ilustricia said...

Urs is so sweet and happy. I love it!

zordis said...

great happyness. very vivid and colorfull! ;)

Jan said...

oh i adore this one so beautiful so colourful absolutly delightful would fit wonderfully in a childrens book or on my wall lol

Dee said...

very sweet!

Sweet Pea said...

Very nice and I love it that you are experimenting as you go - that's what making art is all about - yay!

wynlen said...

This looks so sweet and happy. I love the octopus!
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