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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Week 3: Lovecraft Davy Jones by Scott Christian Sava

Hi all!
I've been out of town all week...but just made enough time to put together a 1 hour sketch for this.
Thank you to Suzi who recommended water color paper for watercolor (I know...duh).

SO much nicer than bristol board.

Here's my take on this week's theme. I'm still trying to push "loosening up" a bit. And hope that over the'll start to click with me.

In the meantime...thanks for indulging me while I explore new mediums and techniques.


PS. I REALLY need a scanner. So hard to get the colors right from an iphone camera.

Found out we have a scanner. Here's a scanned version (better than the iphone pic above...


  1. That's one hell of an image for just an hour! Great use of watercolour, I never find the courage to try them myself!

  2. Oh, sure! Suzi gets the credit even though I mentioned the paper thing first!;)


    Glad its working for you.

    Clever choice of subject for the theme.

  3. My hat's off to you Scott. Very beautiful painting... yes, minus the subject matter lol. I like how you did it though. Makes it a piece you want to stare at for awhile.

  4. Thanks all!

    Archangel...ah. Sorry, man. Credit where credit is due, then. Thank you.

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  6. The crazy thing is...this is on a 4x6 postcard.

    It was the only watercolor paper I had on me.

  7. You seem to be getting more and more control of those watercolors...nice job!

  8. Looks great!! I did a whole study of watercolors a couple months ago (mostly paintings of different types of fruit, wish I had thought to pick a cooler subject like this), so it totally helps to just mess around with it. To get a real loose and painterly look, you have to go with thin washes of color and drying time in-between (kind of backwards: you want loosey-goosey and have to practice a lot of patience to get it). You can get some great effects with layering colors, letting each dry first, and mixing it up with areas of wet-on-wet. Good job!

  9. I think these watercolors you're posting as pictures gain more 'life'.
    Love this one, very iconic