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Reply #30 on: December 21, 2014, 06:19:08 PM
Since we will be using the water brush and watercolor pencils in this course, I decided I needed to practice before I do my next flower.

Don't know why I chose a tree trunk instead of a flower or leaf to practice on, but here it is anyway.  Comments welcomed.


I tried to incorporate some of the techniques from my first two flower paintings in this course.  I bought an inexpensive Sakura Koi water brush with a small-size brush on it. (round #2).  Now that I see the value of the brush, is there a better brand to buy and what sizes will I need most?

I read the tutorial for the anthruium class, but did not dare to start it until I had some water brush practice.    Maybe I'll practice one of the flowers and leaves before I start the painting.

I am learning that it is not smart to jump right into a painting.  I need to be very sure I know what I am going to do before I begin.

Now for me it's more about learning the technique than painting the picture.

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Reply #31 on: December 22, 2014, 04:33:58 PM
Mea, after using the wc pencil you  will need to softened the pencil mark with the water brush.  That of course is if you want a smooth look, the tree bark may be harscher depending on your preference. It is just that the technique was to smooth the pencil marks and I can see your.   Hope this helps.
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Reply #32 on: December 22, 2014, 06:16:30 PM
Danielle.

Thanks, I see what you mean.  I tried smoothing it out but stopped because I liked the look of the rough bark.  As for the pencil marks on the ground, I thought it gave it a grassy look. 

If you look to the right of the  tree, you'll see I tried drawing a clump of grass.  Yikes, it looked awful, so that's why I kept the rough pencil marks that looked better than my attempt at grass.

I'll do more practicing with the water brush.

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Reply #33 on: December 22, 2014, 06:37:49 PM
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