Hey! So, I want to tell you guys something that is kind of cool and involves watercolours, a topic every week and a bit of effort from me. Got it? No..okay, I’ll explain. I always mean to practice watercolour. But it never happens. And only when I get a commission or I have to make a watercolour piece from scratch, I realize: why haven’t I touched watercolour for so long? And what happens is I end up doing a lot of trial and error, and just basically wasting a lot of time. Watercolour is all about instinct. And you can only get that instinct, that feel (you know what I’m talking about?) if you practice. And practice.
So. I’m taking one topic per week, and basically practicing my watercolourin’ skills.
The past week, I chose make up and beauty. I have no idea why I chose it. This was the week’s output:
Just a general look..
This girl actually started out as a silhouette. I was feeling pretty uninspired that day, and I just started messing about initially with pencil lines. I painted it in, then after a second thought (inspiration and most importantly, interest seeped in) I started inking her features and later, the hair. I made it reverse ombre, on a whim and I’m pretty happy with it. Add to that a touch of Marsala-ugh, totally not feeling that name. Let’s go with burgundy. Or maroon, even.
I was a bit tired of drawing lipsticks and beauty products. It gets a little boring after a while. Then that got me thinking, so if not man-made products, why not something natural? It didn’t hurt that I was just thinking of buying some succulents. And this aloe vera model made her way to the day’s blank page. Added some crystals, because why not? And looking at the pink bow now..haha.
I think the natural aloe vera route got me thinking about a natural look with more nude and beige. Hence, I just doodled this (and added pretty blush rose pink lips and nothing else, just your regular green-eyed I’m-not-wearing-much-makeup-but-I-still-look-gorgeous look) and yup, more crystals.
Just a five minute painting this time. Just before I was putting on some nail polish, actually. Added some blended cream and pink flowers to add to the page, for good measure.
And I think I’m done with make up and beauty! Moving on to another topic..find out what it is on Instagram.
I’d love to know which one you liked the best in this week’s edition of #ohmywatercolour!
PS- Maybe you noticed a little ‘A’ in every illustration. Be on the lookout for my little signature in every drawing! 🙂
PPS- You’re also welcome to join in #ohmywatercolour! You can choose your own topic and everything! Let’s have a gala time practicing our watercolour skills!