There are all these tutorials on painting flowers. There’s this specific one on getting the right shadows. Although I do love the reflection of the sun shinning down warming me, that’s just not my kind of painting.
I want to take a flat brush
Choose the colors I feel, no rush
Paint in a circle motion
It’s just you and me, no comotion
A little orange a little pink
blending and dry brush textures
you are my kind of drink
Beautiful art with simple shapes
That’s it. That is all you need to make these flowers. You take a flat brush, dip it in paint and paint in a swirl motion. Next year I am putting together a course on flowers and bloomg as an artist. Are you interested? Le me know.
Now I’m going to do some serious writing for the book.
I painted this
After scanning and sketching I arrived at this pattern.
This is just the beginning. Cat Coq has a great tutorial and there’s a few of them on You tube as well. There is a simple techique to creating seamless patterns but all you need is practice. You keep creating, letting your eyes tell the story. Eventually your color and layout will get better.
Ok time to go paint flowers.
Markers worked for a few of the details but not for the hotel. I do have acrylic paint. That works. I keep going. I’m all for painting texture pages but now there’s scrapbook patterns.
Writing a book is harder than working on one piece. I’ m working on a million pieces at once.
I’m going to take my time and understand:
- girl there’s going to be 100’s of illustrations
- my drawing will improve
- I need to step up my watercolor game too.
- let’s face it you need opaque color.
- transparency is terrible for scanning
- I need to work on cleaning up my flies better
Ok for now I should spend the evening reading and sketching with a pencil.
It’s always a better day when I paint.
Seriously, I tried doing something I’m not good at. I was trying too hard. Then I sat on a Friday night and repainted.
much betterI did include hand lettering on my to-do list.
-there are no impossibilities