4 Sep 2013

Playing with Watercolors



After becoming a big fan of Chloe's blog a few weeks back, I knew that I wanted to start using watercolors. I've had a $5 pan set for a while, but I never got round to using it and always did watercolors with my watercolor pencils without water!! So I got out all the the supplies and here's what happened.......



I'm using a cheap pan set by Reeves Art Supplies but I really hope to buy a pan set by a brand called Van Gogh. For paper I used a das watercolor pad, but I would like to try some other papers as it's quite expensive. But it's very nice to use as the paint sits on it very nicely, and it's quite thick. I could almost say it's watercolor card stock. My brushes, I have no idea where they are from, so sorry. I'm using one brush that I got in a art set for Christmas and one that I bought with my watercolor pencils. I 'highlighted' with my Derwent Watercolor pencils which I have quite a few colors. I didn't add water over them because I wanted crisp outlines.

As it's hard to tell what color is what on the pan, I made a little color chart for each color and labelled what number on the pan it was. It's a great reference when mixing colors.






And if you are a really observant, you will see that the cat picture in my new design is done in watercolors. Hand drawn by me and scanned in. xx Harri


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3 comments:

  1. U r such a great painter!!!!
    Oh I lust luv all ur Crafty sorta posts!!!
    The tree is sooo pretty!!!
    Am soo jelly right now!
    Aha!
    Alex XOXO

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  2. Hey Harri,
    So much fun! I found these watercolour pencils lying around the other day so I started drawing and painting a little with them too. My things are not nearly as cute as yours though! I love the cat, it's really neat!
    Have a lovely day,
    xo Flora // thelastpostblog.blogspot.com

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  3. Hii! Oh I was painting wi watercolors lately too! But just a bit :/ I even read some tutorials on it :))
    Good luck


    Xx Barbora

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