Seeing so many great works of art on other blogs has inspired me to try and begin adding color to my own artwork (which have so far been done only in graphite). I tried a pastel figure drawing using conté crayons last week (see my earlier post for that one). Today, I decided to give watercolor a shot, using watercolor pencils. While I enjoyed the colors the pencils provided, I clearly have a LONG way to go before I really understand how to use watercolors.
I like the detail I was able to get in the butterfly, but sadly, the flower appears to have been done by a 2nd grade version of myself. I just couldn’t seem to find the right way to add detail to the flowers and it ended up looking like a colored mess. Well, this was a first try, so here’s to hoping the next one gets better!
If any of you use watercolor pencils and have some helpful tips or advice, I’d love to hear from you in the comments!