I’ve long wanted to learn how to watercolour, so signed up for Jane LaFazio’s class Sketching & Watercolor: Journal Style, which began last week. I’d like to think that with practice I could include passable illustrations in a nature journal. Today I finally took time to sit down with my supplies and have a go at lesson one. First up some colour blending; an opportunity to get familiar with using the waterbrush and practice the ratio of water to pigment used. Then on to the main lesson: fruit.
Not quite sure why, but it didn’t occur to me that to watercolour successfully – or even adequately LOL – one would need to be able to sketch. I am certainly not accomplished when it comes to drawing, although couldn’t get into too much trouble with the simple shape of pears. Once happy enough with my drawing I committed to an ink outline on the paper and set out my paint. Sadly, I forgot to take a photo at this stage.
A couple hours later and I’m calling it done. I see a number of things I could definitely improve on – but I also some things I thought worked out well. Overall I’m pleased with it, my very first ever watercolour sketch.
What is it that you’d like to learn how to do?