Here is the beginning...
Don't let the pale colors decieve you. Once you get the watercolor pencils wet, the color is much more vibrant. If you use an artist grade watercolor pencil, you can also move the color around just like watercolor paint. You can even use a wet brush on the tip of the pencil to pick up some color. Oh, yes - those pencils are fun!
(*cough* I could show you how intense the colors become when water is added, except I got really excited about adding some washes of color to the background that I forgot to take a photo... so....)
Here is the little painting after adding a bit of color to the background.
Definitely very much a work in progress - and no doubt it will have a LOT of significant changes as I try a little of this and that - "just to see what happens" as a friend says. Unpredictability is an exciting part of painting with watercolor!
One great way to jump start your creativity, is to try something new - like watercolor pencils. Another is to do something fun - or funny. A friend of mine shared this little exercise on facebook. It sounded fun - and simple.
Step one. Draw a box 5 inches square. Now fill the box with as many animals as you can draw in five minutes.
Step two. Draw a box 5 inches square and spend five minutes letting all the critters out of the box.
Lots of possibilities! This is what mine looks like.
Step one on the left, step two on the right.
There you go - a little frenzy of sketching fun. I admit, though - I did take a little longer than five minutes. I was too lazy to set a timer... Hey - and I still color outside the lines!
God bless you all in 2015,