If you want a little heads up before you head to a new art class or maybe a little refresher if you've had a break from painting and drawing, have a look at my short video, Paintbox Tip #3 simple silhouette sketching!
grab a plain white cup and saucer and have a go at drawing the cup to start with, don't worry if you think it's not right, do it again and again!! most artists draw/paint same subject over and over and over!! We should too!!
draw cup and saucer from different angles and different heights but keep everything quite small - on your paper, cup should be no more than half the size of the actual!!
the really cool thing about pencil sketching for watercolour painters is the similarity of process - painting/sketching from light to dark and building up layers of value to describe form and light!!
ciao ciao cari amici!
It seems to me that students struggle with loading their brushes with enough colour and water. Their watercolour paintings look dry and overworked and seem to have a "scrubby" look. See my Paintbox Tip #1 to see how to load your natural bristle brushes with good juicy, rich paint!
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