Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Kim & Karen 2 Soul Sisters

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Watercolor Dragonflies


Who doesn't love a dragonfly???
The dragonfly, in almost every part of the world symbolizes change and change in the perspective of self realization; and the kind of change that has its source in mental and emotional maturity and the understanding of the deeper meaning of life.
I don't know about you but I sure am crazy about a dragonfly!
In this lesson we discussed many watercolor techniques:
  • Buy a range of brushes. ...
  • It's all about dry vs wet. ...
  • Work from light to dark. ...
  • You'll need paper towels. ...
  • The splatter watercolor technique. ...
  • How to use blooming. ...
  • Getting textures right. ...
  • Pulling in color...
  • Layering color...
  • The scumbling watercolor technique...
  • Lifting color...
  • Using salt...
  • Sponging...
  • Negative painting...
  • Using tape...
  • Finding a light source...
  • Pull color and layer tones...
  • Keep layering... 
  • Add finer detail...
Students were given 12 x 18 white paper and free rein over the watercolors.
They were guided into trying atleast 3 techniques in their process productions.




I think they turned out really well!
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