As part of the World Watercolor Month, Princeton Artist Co. sent me their two new travel sets – one Neptune set and one Elite set. Each has four rounds and a cool brush holder.
What is the set like? How do they differ from the traditional Neptune and Elite brushes? Head over to Doodlewash and read my review to find out!
Tomorrow, I have a tutorial coming out on the Zebra Pen blog. Be sure to check it out and learn how to draw a Fennec Fox!
World Watercolor Month is almost over! But it isn’t too late to join in with a painting or two, enter some of the giveaways and shop for cool World Watercolor Month merchandise that will no longer be available after July 31.
As part of the World Watercolor Month, Princeton Artist Co. sent me five of their Aqua Elite series of brushes. I received some cool specialty shapes – a dagger, a rigger, a mottler and two oval washes.
What are those? Are they good brushes? Head over to Doodlewash and read my review to find out!
July is World Watercolor Month. As part of the celebration, I have a tutorial up at Doodlewash, showing how to get the most out of Iridescent watercolor.
I share three different projects, with three different methods of using QoR’s Iridescent Gold (Fine), Iridescent Silver (Fine) and Iridescent Gold (Fine) along with six more of their beautiful pigments.
My watercolor mentor and teacher, Kathy Delumpa Allegri (see her website here), recently moved to Arizona but members of her classes still get together once a month to paint. Each month, someone volunteers to share an idea or technique.
This month, our volunteer, Val Holiday, brought examples of a faux calligraphy technique for us to try, using a Lombardy calligraphy font and illustrations.
I hadn’t really thought of a word, and decided I’d use the opportunity to remind people that it is World Watercolor Month! (and be sure to visit Doodlewash, the home of WWM, on Saturday, because I have a tutorial on using QoR Iridescent paints that will be posted).
The YouTangle paper is excellent for pen and ink. It isn’t really formulated for watercolor, but handles it well enough if you don’t let it get too wet.
I had lots of paint left over from my Panther’s Picnic painting and a tutorial that will be posted later this month, so I used it up practicing some brush strokes and doing a quick ‘Window View’ and ‘Loose & Free’ for the Doodlewash Prompts.
(and hey! Be sure to visit Doodlewash on Monday. I have a How to Draw a Rooster tutorial coming up!)
It was mostly blue – a mix of QoR Manganese Blue and Iridescent Pearl that I had left over so I did a bunch of stuff at random, paying more attention to what the brush was doing than what I was drawing.
If you look closely at the sunset you might notice that the blue streaks in the sky were practice strokes of leaves done with a dagger brush. I turned the paper sidewise, added color with a mottler and liner brushes, and – voila. I rather cool sunset, I thought.
Some of the other practices bits done with dagger and oval wash brushes.
I have committed to several reviews and tutorials for July and August. Plus I have a couple of birthday presents to make and visiting family.
July is WORLD WATERCOLOR MONTH!!! There will be reviews, tutorials and giveaways galore at Doodlewash. com, the home of World Watercolor Month. Be sure to check it out as often as you can, ’cause it will be the happening place!
In order to keep myself from being committed from over-stimulation of the brain lobes, I decided to simplify my posting until I have all of these reviews and tutorials written and ready to go. Therefore, no Fun & Easy tutorial today or next week. I do have Tuesday Pencil to Paint tutorials scheduled up though.
It occurred to me, that some of you might like to see behind the scenes as it were. What do I do to prepare for a art tutorial or review?
As you can see from the artwork above, I’ve been doing preliminary sketches and throwing paint on paper to see what how it will flow and what textures I’ll get. This is the sort of thing I do.