Local botanicals in watercolour.
TL;DR: Watercolour is strange, colour on a whole is strange, but I'm trying and experimenting.
I haven't really painted in a long time, but I've been wondering about the watercolours that I recently bought, so I started experimenting over the weekend, which seeped into last night and tonight. (Working the day job from home during the day :P, it's a balance, at least I don't have to drive!) I've always felt like colour is weird, and that I don't get it.
Trying to make colours match to the reference, >< I haven't been formerly taught in art, and I've been trying to reach my watercolour art class with @gabmakes , but A las, COVID-19 :'( So instead I'm experimenting.
Texture in watercolour is weird, and I don't know what is happening, and I resort to my white pigment pen to add life and highlights in my work. I used to feel like it was a hack, but really it's a technique, and I shouldn't make myself feel bad about it.
But! This paper is amazing and it really helps, it's a Strathmore watercolour book that my co-workers Siddiqa and Vanessa got for me many Christmases ago.
Recently Vanessa let me know that she liked seeing the watercolour pieces, that I should take breaks from my work and get back into the painting. I'm like, I should try to do more, especially since she gave me the book >< So here's to trying, and balancing.
#illustration #lineart #nature
#instaart #caribbean #Trinidad #tropical
#bananaflower #monsterawatercolour #tropicalwatercolour #leaves
#penwork #cocoa #cacao #watercolourfruit #ink
#botanical #gingerlilies #fruit