Last May, I went to Huntersville, NC for a workshop Donna Downey`s Store with Danielle Donaldson. I love her style of watercolor and since I have not studied watercolor before, I was anxious to learn all I could while there.
I have done a few watercolor girls since then but have wondered to other things too. Her brand new book has just come out and I got my pre-ordered one in the mail this week. I was inspired all over again!!
Creative Girl Mixed Media Book is full of pictures and instructions and lot of fun ideas..
So, I got my watercolor paper back out and sketched a few pictures.. and added some color to them..
and another one…. trying to use her instructions but develop my own look… still working on that but such fun!!
I had sketched this one too, with the same light color scheme in mind…. but as I was doing it, it went a different direction with the colors…
I used copic markers for the first time. Some I had splurged and bought a while back with my 40% off coupon from Michaels!! I had gotten the flesh color set and really had wanted to try them, so I pulled them out for this girl, and tried them with her face.. Have not completely figured them out yet but I like the way they go one. They don`t blend as easily, but then again, maybe they do and I don`t know how to do it!! Anyway, I used markers for her dress. I didn`t actually like the way her hair looked with the markers, so I painted over it then applied some different colors of watercolor to shade it. She was a little more work and lots more layers….. highlighted with white uniball marker and she was done.
That was my week… Some art time, a bit of work on orders, and fun with new books..
Happy to be linked with Sunday Sketches this week. here
Have a great new week,