Daily doodle - Moar glazing!

in #art4 years ago (edited)

Greetings 😃

After my first attempts at negative painting and multiple masking yesterday, I was determined to do better, so I made a few more attempts.

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A simple rendition of an idea I've seen many times in many different ways - excited to paint this again later!

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I thought large, easy shapes would make this exercise easier - in this attempt, I didn't achieve the contrast between foreground and background shapes that I was aiming for, so the background shapes are lost. I admit, I might have given up on this one too soon.

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I used washi tape to mask off thinner rectangles to focus on controlling the water and pigment on my brush - In some areas, you can see my brush strokes as I frantically tried to paint around shapes.

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Progress! Not perfect, but a promising end to today's practice

The first two doodles were painted on Aquabee watercolor paper, the second two on 6" x 6" Canson watercolor paper, using Da Vinci Artists' Watercolors and Silver Brush Black Velvet #6. Photos taken with my Pixel 2.

I've read and heard that cheap watercolor paper is more trouble than it's worth - however, I'm comfortable burning through my cheap watercolor paper with these kind of exercises to build my confidence before pulling out my more expensive watercolor paper.

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What are your favorite supplies to use?


Until next time!

Previous daily doodles:
Surreal Betta
Monstera Leaves
Mmm...donuts
Simple Peonies
Mexican Gold Poppies

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