I’ve decided to explore the world of urban sketching. Urban Sketching is drawing from direct observation whether it be outdoors or indoors. You can do this at your current location where you live or if you are traveling. Seeing Peoples sketches on instagram it looks very interesting to try. I haven’t done that many sketches, but so far I’ve like what I have done with some of the challenges am facing. One of those challenges is being able to fit what am sketching on a small piece of paper. Should I sketch it horizontal or vertical on the paper? Also trying to get as much detail into the sketch, and then painting it with watercolors. My other challenge is quickly drawing people who may be in the area and are constantly in motion. Hopefully something I can semi-master quickly, but in the mean time I just take a photo and use that as a reference to sketch people in.
World Watercolor Month has come to an end. This year I completed 19 painting out of 31 which is less then what I did last year. It always fun and a challenge to participate in World Watercolor month. The challenge to paint something each day and to use that creativity side of our brain that most of us don’t use. The fun part is just having fun doing it. No need to stress whether your watercolor painting sucks. Just enjoy what you are doing and maybe laugh that your art work looks like a 6 years old art work or that you may have some hidden talent.
World Watercolor Month is well under away and the first week is complete. For me it be fun, but also challenging. The challenge of coming up with something new to paint each day and to be able to complete it. I am one who usually take my time, but this has really force to do things on the fly. Awhile there no requirement that each watercolor painting you do has be done at a specific time and/or submitted, I would like to do 31 watercolor paintings. I’ve been posting my watercolor painting on the World Watercolor month Facebook page, as well as on my Instagram with the #WorldWatercolorMonth. The best part is interacting with people from around the world, both beginner and experience watercolor users, plus see each other art work. We say that we are connect by internet, but we are much more connected through art. Here are my watercolor painting for the first week.
About four months ago I brought myself a watercolor kit and enter the world of watercolors. Within these four-month I’ve slowly start to practice, experiment with Koi watercolors. Just doing simple little watercolor paintings in my journal. Still have to figure out a lot of things about watercolors, mixing colors, and applying it to paper. Well within a few day or starting next month is watercolor month. I plan to participate in this and challenge myself a little. You can check out some of my simple watercolor paint here or go to my instagram account.
Hope everyone enjoying their easter sunday.