It’s been kind of depressing quitting the tutorials, trying to paint watercolour paintings all by myself.
It’s also shown in the paintings themselves.
This is the watercolour paintings I’ve painted using tutorials:
And these are the paintings I’ve painted all by myself:
In my opinion there’s no doubt that the paintings by tutorials are much better.
It’s not very surprising, I know. But it shows that I may need some more practice using tutorials before I decide to go solo again.
They do really help a lot with taking the right decisions during the process 🙂
So, I went back to youtube and did another painting by Tim Wilmot.
I started with a quick outline sketch:
Then the wash:
And then came the final layer:
It took about an hour finishing it, and I’m very happy with how it turned out.
I was a bit concerned about the wash being to dark, but it turned out fine. The smudges of paint did also get concealed in the second layer.
So, to sum up, I think I’ll stick to the tutorials for just a few paintings more 🙂