«Now I’ve learned watercolour painting!»
«Every painting from now on are going to be great!»
That’s probably the thoughts that’s been spinning in my head after doing my first five or six watercolour paintings.
With a tutorial video at hand, they’ve all turned out better than expected.
So I’ve felt like I’ve been on a watercolour high for several weeks.
Now I’ve been grounded again.
After a disappointing painting last time (and shown in my last post), I wanted to get back to the painting room as quickly as possible to get back the good feeling.
So I did an initial sketch with some cars on a parking lot and some buildings in the background.
Already I was so eager to get on with the painting that I didn’t do the sketch properly.
The cars aren’t good enough. I knew it, but I chose to ignore it.
«I’ll compensate for it when I start painting»..
Also, I’ve been doing good drawing with a loose style lately, which I think makes the whole paintings better.
I thought that after several paintings being able to draw in this style, I’d learned it for good.
Well, I hadn’t.
I couldn’t get it right this time, and the drawing are way to detailed.
The lines are to sharp and the shapes of the people are too clear.
Well, it is what it is, on to the wash!
Doing a tutorial, I try to get in the same colours as shown on the video.
What I’ve found is that this makes me spend too much time blending the right colours after I’ve started the wash.
That makes the paint on the paper dry before I get in the next colour.
That makes them not blend well on the paper, and mess up the wash.
Anyway, the wash was done, and I started on my second layer.
And wouldn’t you believe it, it turned out too dark again…. (it drives me crazy!)
I just put on paint without thinking, and then it’s to late.
Personally, I think it’s because I’ve gotten overconfident.
Thinking that everything will turn out good now because «Now I’ve learned watercolour painting!».
The cars are also way to detailed, painted to sharp and the shadows beneath them are basically a catastrophe!
So I decided to pull the plug on this one.
It was ruined, and I have to take it as an important lesson.
I don’t now how to paint with watercolour yet.
And this painting really made it clear!
Now, on to the next one