Tag Archives: Watercolor

Video of the Week #178: Watercolor Special Effects

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Guest Post: Sketchbook Thursday! Indigo Buntings by Lindsay Weirich

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A big thank you to Lindsay Weirich of The Frugal Crafter Blog for this wonderful watercolor tutorial. I just love looking over her shoulder while she paints. She makes it look so easy!

Hi friends!  I had so much fun painting these birds in my sketchbook!

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Watch the video to see the time-lapse!

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Creative Juice #104

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Creative Juice #104

Inspiring works of art:

 

Creative Juice #103

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Creative Juice #103

Beauty to inspire your own creations:

My ICAD and World Watercolor Month Final Tally

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My ICAD and World Watercolor Month Final Tally

This summer I participated in three overlapping art challenges. I posted my last update a month ago. The Daisy Yellow Index-Card-a-Day challenge ran June through July, and July was also World Watercolor Month.

I had chosen animals as my theme for ICAD, because I wanted to practice drawing them. But I really missed my Zentangle, so I tangled the butterfly below:

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This is what it looked like when it was painted. I think I like the black-and-white better:

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I experimented with watercolor pencils. Either I’m not doing it right, or my pencils are crappy, because to me this hen looks like it was done in colored pencils, even though I washed the heck out of it:

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Peacock:

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In honor of our late dachshund, Rudi:

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And this kitty looks a little like our Zoe, but not really:

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And here are all my challenge projects:

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Only 24, not 61, which would be one a day. Mostly that’s because most of my projects took more than one day to make. I limited myself to 45 minutes a day so I’d still have some writing time. The center column above are my World Watercolor Month paintings.

The 100 Day Project, Part III

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The 100 Day Project, Part III

Hi, everyone. I’m one week post-surgery and doing well. I said I wouldn’t worry about writing any articles during July, but there’s no harm in showing you what I’ve been doing on my art challenge, The 100 Day Project, since the last time I checked in.

The 2018 100 Day Project runs from April 3 through tomorrow. The idea is to make a piece of art every day for 100 days (a tiny artwork is fine). The challenge just happens to overlap with two other challenges I like to do, the Daisy Yellow Index-Card-a-Day challenge and World Watercolor Month.

My theme for ICAD (Index-Card-a-Month) is animals.

By the way, I’ve missed a lot of days, but I expected I would. When you have surgery, all bets are off.


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Lightning bug.

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Zebra.

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Squirrel.

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Fox.

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Flamingo with zentangle.

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There may have been a superhero prompt. This is Underdog.

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Angelfish.

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Mantis.

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Heron.

Now we cross over to watercolor. I am painting on watercolor postcards because index cards are too unpredictable when they get wet. (See mantis above.)

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Butterflyfish.

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Ladybug on daisy.

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This one was inspired by a Williams-Sonoma pillow.

Are you participating in any art challenges right now? Feel free to add a link in the comments.

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Creative Juice #97

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Creative Juice #97

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