December 5, 2012

Toddler Dress Two….Watercolor Challenged

Had a little time before class the other night and I really wanted to just pitch these watercolors and do the rest of this drawing in colored pencil!  But….in all fairness I couldn’t say I tried if I gave up that easily.

So, I persevered with the help of my instructor.  Who gave me some really good tips to redo that ruffle that was giving me trouble.  I had to neglect the photo observation and just make the ruffle work in the way the pigment presented itself on the paper.  Much easier that way.  I was able to adjust the orangi-ness of the ruffle some too.

Yes…I am watercolor-challenged!  It’s a whole different way to draw.  The water can be applied to take away pigment or to add pigment.  It’s just one big puzzle….but there is a solution….I just have to play along and pay attention! 


jinxxxygirl said...

Eden i'm lovin the colors in the ruffle!

Are your watercolors chalky on the paper after they dry ?? Or do just have a cheapo water color set???

Hugs! deb

Eden said...

@Deb I haven't noticed a chalky-ness. They tend to apply well to the paper. I use the faber castell watercolor pencils mostly. See if a different brand makes any differenc. Good Luck and thanks for asking :D

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