Trying a new medium out is NEVER an easy thing.
Doing it PUBLICLY is even less fun.
But...if there's one thing I'm not...it's squeamish about failing.
And I failed HARD on this.
I started off with a simple thumbnail sketch of what I'd like to do.
I quickly started sketching on bristol board...
Then I got out the watercolors and tried to be "loose" and "free" with the strokes.
Uh uh. Never happened.
Here's the final piece. I eventually gave up on it.
Whenever I'd try to go over a base color...it would "lift away" rather than "build up".
Not what I'm looking for.
Maybe I'll try Guache next. I'm told that might work better for me.
But that's the point of this...right? To keep sketching. To keep trying.
I've always worked in Prismacolor and markers (sometimes watercolor undertones) and the SECURITY of a medium that I've been using since College is enticing. Scott of 20 years old loved the feel of "pushing" a pencil over "pulling" a paintrbush. More control.
Pushing myself away from something that is second nature to me has been a real challenge.
I'm hoping through the weeks I can experiment and push myself to find a NEW medium that fits the Scott of 42 years old.
I hope you don't mind seeing a few more "failures" as I go along.
I'm sure there are many more to come...