Sunday, May 5, 2013
I was so excited to start this class. Teesha Moore and Jane Davenport are such wonderful and diverse artists from each other. What in the world was I in for? I shy away from lettering, I hate my handwriting. One of the most stressful stages in my paintings is signing my name! Mermaids and fanciful creatures....I need reference, realism, how in the world was I going to capture this world? I am just into week 4 so there is still so much more to go but what I have learned so far is the magic of markers. I knew nothing about markers. I just had the big black sharpie markers that never felt comfortable in my hands....now they are one of my new favorite tools. I especially like the watercolor markers because you can blend them. I love using watercolors anyways and adding the markers is just a brilliant touch. I am learning about color combinations that I never worked with before, like seagreens and aquas with corals and pinks....who knew...I didn't till now. Oh and the mermaid, I am loving discovering my mermaid. Haven't even reached the circus yet. That will be for next post. Oh, and the hand lettering, I am finding my way around that too and me thinks will be exploring that in my depth. Here is what I have so far.