I created another watercolour romantic illustration. I like painting flowers with purple hues such as lavender or lilac.
I like Purple, it is very calming colour. I get a calm feeling painting with certain colours. It helps to reduce stress. I was going to buy a specialised colour from Daniel Smiths but the winsor and Newton Cotmans Paint are great quality for watercolour painting.
I’m including Coptic marker pen on my watercolour paintings. Ink, marker pens go well with watercolour, in fact anything can go with watercolour. I might invest more Copic markers and coloured inks. the colour inks are good for colour in cloths without creating streaks.
Manga watercolour and Copic illustrations.
During last weekend, I decided to got back into watercolour painting. I chosen to use Hot Press 300g watercolour paper. It has a smoothing surface than cold press.
I like drawing / painting subject with a Male romance and flowers because it very therapeutic to me.
For the characters skin tones I used Copic markers pens. It colours on the paper smoothly and nicely without bleed through the paper or streaks.
I’m planning to create more romantic watercolour illustrations.
Thanks to The Daylight light box, I can easily transfer drawings into watercolour papers. I drafted two drawings on one A4 paper. Theses drawing where copied from my sketchbook.
During November I have been doing small A5 paintings to get me back into painting again. I try out new technique and trying out colour combinations. theses paintings were simple to do. I often allow the painting to dry for 2-24 hours before re apply colours, to make the colours stand out more. I learnt this from a watercolour artist from SAA Youtube Channel. I watched Watercolour artist tutorial and find really good tips on watercolours. I learn alot mostly from traditional watercolours artist.
I learnt to be patience with my work especially watercolouring. use mark gestures to convey a leaf or plant simply.
Small Watercolour Painting 2017 by Rebekah Joseph