Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Experimenting...

Sometimes I make things and I love it and other times I don't . I did not like this picture, I love the idea but because I hardly sketch I know *now* where I mess up. Watercolors is nothing like the other mediums... one needs to be very good in drawing and because I never draw when I paint with oils, I am struggling with that. I truly think I need to spend more time planing, sketching, drawing, before I grab the paints....

7 comments:

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Tita dearest, I so appreciate this tutorial that you did for ME!!!! I know that you are working on this for your own personal improvement, but the fact that you shared each step with me is MUCH APPRECIATED and I have to disagree with you as an admirer of your work; though you may not feel satisfied, that is all understood, because us artists really have to keep an edge, but your renderings are CHARMING, WELL EXECUTED, and your sense of application of the perfect amount of water is impressive, given that you do not regard yourself as a specialist in this medium....I LOVE IT ANYWAY!!!!! BISOUS MA BELLE, Nita

Patricia Cabrera said...

Nita, I enjoyed very much in taking the progress pictures and showing it to you and I appreciate you sincere comment and encouragment - ALWAYS!!!!*grin*

When ever I draw in a paper that is not water color , I can never transfer the SAME image. I got figure out how to do that. Many times when I draw *first* the results are better and although I can look and *repeat*, it is never the same and some how I loose something. If I draw direct on the water paper, sometimes I need to erase my lines and that does not work well too.sigh. This are some issues that being self taugh , I struggle. Thank you dear~

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

Oh, I sure a thing or two about being self-taught in most everything I do!!! From French to harp, from drawing to crafting books, experimenting is the key word here! But I know what you are saying about the paper; I am using the paper that you so generously gave me, and that is good for practicing. I have a heavier grade that I will use for a more finished work; I am working on a fairy at the moment. I am excited to experiment with the wings because I am looking for a translucent effect on the wings. But the layers of which you speak require A LOT of practice....well, we will be keeping ourselves busy this summer, but what bliss, to work along side you, exchanging ideas, and tips.

I hope that your day is filled with wonder and goodness and much progress in all of your goals for the day dearest one!

GROSSES BISES, Nita

Jeri Landers said...

Since my main media is watercolor, perhaps I can offer some tips? I always draw my design directly upon my watercolor paper using mechanical pencils with a very hard lead, 2h or 4h. If you need to erase here and there, it is not a problem, no smearing will occur. I will paint right over and upon my pencil lines when the time comes and I defy anyone to see my pencil marks after I am finished painting. I go into more detail on this page if you scroll down a bit.. http://www.jerilanders.com/new_page_23.htm

Patricia Cabrera said...

Dear Jeri, firtly I want to tell you very much for your tips. last week I read , I can't remember where, about using mechanical pencils where a good thing but I did not know about the lead. I am currently working on an illustration for christmas and I am drawing directly on the paper and it is come along much better. I am going to check out yoru page now , I am sure I will learn something. thank you kindly, it was *very* nice of you to leave me this note! Smiles, Pat

Jeri Landers said...

Patricia, I only erase my lines IF I made a mistake,and I do go through a lot of erasers. Otherwise they are all still there when I begin to paint. I have examined the finished illustrations and can never see my pencil marks afterwards. Where did they go, tis a mystery!

June 6, 2010 3:23 PM

Jeri Landers said...

This may be a repeated comment, don't know if the first one took... Patricia, I only erase my lines IF I made a mistake,and I do go through a lot of erasers. Otherwise they are all still there when I begin to paint. I have examined the finished illustrations and can never see my pencil marks after-wards. Where did they go, tis a mystery!
On the website, it looks as if my lines are quite dark... they aren't in reality, because the lead I use is quite hard and rather faint. I am real interested in the "decals" you mentioned for the porcelain.
June 6, 2010 3:23 PM

 
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