View Full Version : Not my thing
04-17-2003, 03:46 PM
I decided to try pen and ink and watercolor having never tried watercolor before. Well, I don't think it's my thing. I had such a hard time with the colors having a very small watercolor set. Also there is something going on in the upper left (white blothches)that is not on the original. Different members recommended works I could look at that were pen and ink and watercolor and I really liked Ginette's work. I think my drawing needs to be less detailed. I am also thinking about trying to use acrylics as watercolors since I am more familiar with acrylics and have a huge set.
Any comments will be appreciated. Sandra
04-17-2003, 04:13 PM
Don't be too hard on yourself. This is nice. I really like the kid on the bike looking back. Nice composition too.
04-17-2003, 04:32 PM
I like this a lot
don't be frustrated...hang around here a while
ink and watercolor go so well together
You COULD also thin down your acrylics and use them like watercolor....
This has real potential
Sandra, this is a very nice painting. You obviously can draw. I appreciate your concern about tooling up with watercolors, but you could always start off with just the primary colors, or follow Pam's advice about watering down your acrylics.
04-17-2003, 07:50 PM
First I say that I only use ink with acrylics and on fabric.
This work is very nicely done. In fact I think it quite pleasing, I would like to see a bit more tonal variation in the greens particularly; the brights are serving as your lights and the darks as middle ground, so you need a hit or two of darks. I also like to see a bit more tonal variation in a few of the windows on the right. Boy is very nice. If you want to work with ink, I suggest you give it a few more trys with watercolor, I think you can achieve the look you want.
04-17-2003, 08:00 PM
I like your composition... You little guy is a cutie... He has a mischievious look about him... Pam's right (she's always right)... Fookie's right (she's always right too)... Give this another chance... I look forward to more posts!!!:clap:
04-17-2003, 09:35 PM
Thanks all. I think I started on too grand a scale and am going to try some smaller paintings. Thanks for the encouragement. Sandra
04-17-2003, 09:49 PM
Very good start!! I think it just needs a bit more colour, shadows and cast shadows to bring it "alive".
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