Saturday, May 13, 2006
been making these watercolor scribbles to get back into watercoloring (after about a 10 year hiatus). i'm thinking of making these scribbles into bookmarks - laminating them and selling them cheap at the next fair maybe. making these, i remembered that i don't actually want the really really nice, thick, rough watercolor paper cuz it absorbs so much water and color. it looks good while you're painting, but by the time it dries, it looks faded and the cool bleeding effects all but disappear. it's good if you want to paint multiple layers, but for quick sketches, not so good...i think i need to get the smooth kind. i like how you can't really control watercolor though. it makes it both frustrating and exciting for me.