Week 39: Use Splatters & Drips
I love this challenge! I am always trying to “make pictures” out of backgrounds and messes I’ve made on underpaper so I rolled up my sleeves and got busy!
I started randomly dropping watercolor in warm colors onto my paper . . . . you can see how much water I used! I instantly saw flowers so I added some greens and deeper tones to see what emerged.
Love! I leaned it against my palette to let it drip a bit. I know what you’re thinking . . . “WHAT IS THAT AWESOME PALETTE SHE IS USING!” You can read all about it on my “COOL TOOLS” blog post next Tuesday!
After my paints were dry, I began to look for shapes among the drips and splatters. I saw this little rosebud, so I sketched it roughly with my mechanical pencil. I moved through the whole page, identifying petals and leaves. I moved quickly and tried not to over think it.
Once I was satisfied with my bouquet, I dropped in a few little dark colors for contrast and a tiny bit of shading with my pencil. This made the flowers pop out. Then I splattered some paint onto the page. I really loved how it turned out!
I cannot wait to see the creative pages you all come up with this week!
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