Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Big Girl

These are a couple of old drawings, since I haven't produced much lately that I can show.
The bottom drawing is on manila drawing paper, using my kids' watercolor set when I was first deciding to get into watercolor, about five or six years ago. Up to that point, I avoided paints like the plague. I work very quickly and never had the patience for paint. It's still very difficult for me because I am not the most disciplined creative force in the world.
The top drawing was an experiment with a monochromatic color scheme, and I like the way it turned out. One of the most common mistakes I make when working with color is to just use the whole box of crayons. I learned it's always best to limit my palette. I'm not that great with color, so I often default to a complimentary color scheme just so I will at least have some contrast.

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