I have been a busy bee this week!! Look what I finished today! :)
Watercolor Pencil 8.5”x11”
As with everything I post, prints are available (sans “watermark” and ugly little smudge I didn’t realize was there until now).
Anthidium mormonum . . sample account image for book, Bees of California, with Gretchen LeBuhn of the Great Sunflower Project . . ink & watercolor with labels added in AI
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19 - 1/13/13 - Allomyrina dichotoma- “Kabutomushi” - Watercolor & Ink
My first attempt at seriously doing watercolor in this particular sketchbook…It’s been rather frustrating because I typically use 300lb hot press paper when I do my watercolor pieces. This didn’t turn out too terribly but the paper did pull up and get pulpy because of the water, though this is a watercolor sketchbook. Frustrating, but I’m just going to have to change my technique a bit. I might transfer some of these onto my usual paper because I am more comfortable with it, and it’s smooth so doesn’t pull up with my strokes. But I rather like the pencil & watercolor style, and I think tracing it would just not be the same, so for now, here’s this attempt. I may even try this piece again transferred, but I need a break.
Sorry for the text block.
For those of you thinking about getting a bot fly this holiday season… you might want to think twice.
Pen and ink with watercolor/gouache
A painting I never finished in high school. I did the head, and was so afraid that the body wouldn’t turn out as good, that I just gave up.
Here’s another painting studio painting; Again, no photo editting software right now, so sorry it’s a little dark.
I’m going to do a New Year’s Painting today (woo!), so I’ll put that up later day or tomorrow!
Let’s hit the ground running this year.