After the week’s frustrations, I wanted something easy and fun for today, and a little color to liven things up. I spent the morning working on this series of watercolor brush control exercises– they were much harder than I anticipated! But I did gain a bit of control over the brush as I went along, as well as a sense of which brushes worked better for the effects I was attempting.
I draw too lightly. I know this from instructor after instructor critiquing me on this quality of my sketches. But today the scanner repeated that lesson when I made my first attempt to scan this image. So I drew over the original sketch in a softer, darker pencil. It feels unnaturally heavy to me, but perhaps my technique will improve over time.