i used to think i was good at watercolor

A quick doodle since I thought it would be a funny idea if PJ actually grew up with Palette as half brothers o-o

Just goodness PJ would NOT like to be a sibling at ALL. And really when I was drawing this I would think that whoever would hand baby Palette to Pj (most likely Ink so I will use that) would be like

Ink: “…PJ… make sure he doesn’t slip through your arms like when you hold other things…ok?”
PJ: “But what if I don’t like him?”
Ink: “….still… don’t. He’s a living being!”
PJ: *after holding him for a minute* “I don’t like him - can we return him and get no refunds?”
Ink: “…ಠ_ಠ. No PJ. No…….. no watercolor cakes for you.”

So yeah… Small break from finals now complete! ^^
Time to actually be productive again. 

PJ by Me
Palette by @angexci

also tagging @nekophy cause yeah got inspired to draw this due to them o-o


Some of your may have already seen my guest comic “Bubble Trouble” for the Steven Universe comic either in print or online but I wanted to make an official post on here.  I included some bonus WIP pages: the final pencil lines and thumbnails.

As this was my first official comic, it was a bit of a learning experience, especially in editing and formatting.  I’m still learning about how I like to go about my watercolor comic process, like what order I layer the colors, how I make the panels etc.  

I thumbnailed this comic back in September and I think I’ve improved since.  I feel that in the end, if a comic has strong, clear posing/staging and a good flow, then that will shine through an exterior that could maybe use more polish.

It has only been for a few months, but I know who you are.
I think life is strange. We know each other. It has only been for a few months, but I know who you are.
You’re a painting. You’re made from watercolors. You’re a sunrise waiting to happen.
We’re a little too good to be true, so it comes with a price. We’re alike, so I know what’s best for us. We’ve got plenty of time to explore each other, so we should analyze our reality. My words are stained with the love I have for you; you’re in everything, you’re everything.
On my best days, I’m just a breath away from you, but sometimes, I just need a little help getting out of my head.
You’re the story I tell when the wind asks about my love for sunsets.
I just want to be the owner of the galaxies dripping from your eyes. The less we talk, the more words mean.
if I’m ever on my last dollar, if I’m ever on my last heartbeat, if I’m ever at the end of the line, if I ever forget about you, if I never loved you, remember that there’s better people out there for you to fall in love with.
—  luna

Got a new drawing application yesterday, so here’s what I painted (: I was kinda feeling down and for some reason I wanted to draw Tweek in rain-boots

((It’s called “Autodesk SketchBook Pro” on android. I.M.O.: I dont think it was worth the 5 dollars I paid for it, I think it needs way more brushes and can use some improvements, maybe a tutorial on how to use some of the tools. However, I do love the pencil options and I like how you can make your piece look very “watercolor-y” if you choose to. I think this would be good for doodles/small drawings or “watercolor” pieces. 🌟3.5/5🌟 ))


It’s been awhile since I last painted a detailed illustration ^-^; I forgot how fun it is to focus on all the details while using watercolors! I also forgot how beautifully colors blend on cold pressed watercolor paper! I usually use hot pressed paper because it looks better after scanning. Hot pressed paper has a smooth surface so it allows you to create a lot of details. But it’s difficult to control the paint because it soaks paint really fast. Cold pressed paper is definitely easier to use. But I think it’s a good thing to try them both just to see the difference <3

Tools I used:
Hahnemühle Anniversary Edition 425gsm Watercolour Block
Kuretake Gansai Tambi 36 Color Set
Uni-ball Signo Broad UM-153 Gel Pen - White Ink

About to be interviewed/judged for an art competition and currently freaking out which made me wonder which Pevensie do y'all think would be the best at art? I feel like Peter would no artistic ability what-so-ever. Susan would be really into oil paintings or watercolors. Edmund I can see being good at drawing and he prefers to use charcoal. And Lucy I see as being able to do a little bit of everything but mostly does crafty projects. Thoughts?

I’m trying my hand at some more illustrative kind of techniques. I’ve always loved illustration but never been able to do it very well and I think I’m getting there. This is my second attempt at watercolors after not using them for 7 years so I feel pretty good about it. If I keep it up I will probably have to get a scanner though. Woof. 

anonymous asked:

Hello! I was wondering if you can offer any tips on how to draw teary eyes/ tears in watercolor pencils? I can't seem to find any on good examples on the internet.

Hmmm… this is a strange question, seeing as how I don’t think I’ve drawn teary eyes/tears in living memory. (Or I’ve forgotten?) My general answer for most things, however, remains: hoard reference photos and study them! Also, experiment with your media: dry pencil only, wash with dry on top, all wash… Also, you can use white gel pen/white ink/gouache for highlights, etc. 

Perhaps someone can be more specific than me, I think I’m out of my element on this one.

a couple days ago I ordered the prima tropicals watercolor set and figured I wanted to make an art journal to go along with it! using mostly watercolor paper (cheap ones from Union Square, Fabriano Studio and Strathmore 400), but also thinking of including some cardstock? ans maybe a couple sheets of Arches. Kinda want this to be thick (I already have 20 sheets and I’m going for 25 or 30).

gonna use the lace fabric from a skirt I used to wear for the covers and I’m also considering having a little booklet for written journalling or for sketches (oh that’s a good idea!)

I learned about using a tape binding method so I’m gonna try that out with some washi tape! (also I’ve run out of usable thread (poultry thread lol) so while I wait for my waxed thread and paint to come in I’m.gonna experiment)😉👌🏽


Perylene Violet (pv29) is my favorite for mixing shades! I’m using it with Phthalo Blue GS (pb15:3) for my magpie lady’s basic palette.

This is a study for the bigger thing with all the arms. There’s one more thing I need to work out, and then I think I might have figured out a really good use for that crazy interference paint I picked up for the bonefish painting a while back. 


For those interested; I find that Canson’s XL sketchbooks have really good paper. They have specialized ones for whatever you would want to use (sketching, watercolor, markers, etc)

Considering the quality, I think the price is pretty good as well.

coloricioso  asked:

Ah your art is so amazing tvt !!! I love it. Which materials do you use? what is a estercolor tip that you consider important? Keep up the gorgeous work <3!!

Thank you!

I use “White Nights” watercolor, different paper brands and natural squirrel, colinsky and fox brushes.
As for the tips.. Hmm… I think using natural braches is a good choise. Also painting on wet paper and then edditing it on dry paper looks great! Especially for backgrounds. Painting on a wet paper, try to use a bit brighter color. Colors will become less bright after paper drying.

So I finished my watercolor.  I still think it’s pretty meh, but a few people wanted to see it finished, so here :)

I tried lol.

anonymous asked:

Where did you learn to watercolor like that? That's really cool!

Thank you!

I actually… didn’t… learn to watercolor like that… (no it’s not stolen art XD) I kind of just looked at other art and was like “this looks cool, i want to do this” and then I did.

I did the lineart digitally and printed it off, then just got out a pack of those cheap watercolor paints you can go into Walmart and get for like $1.50 and started painting? XD

I do have some good watercolor paints but I tend to shy away from using them, they’re really expensive and i don’t have a lot of them lol. (The red drops were some of the good paints, so was the blacker colors of Sans’ shorts/eyes ‘cause my cheap ones don’t have a black, other than that I think I used all cheap ones XD)

Honestly art isn’t really something I learned, per se. It’s something I see, want to do, and then try to do. If it doesn’t turn out the best, okay, I’ll try again another time.

Used @temiree‘s character Nestle as an excuse to draw a Zootopia-ish kangaroo for my sketch warmup this morning. (here’s the stab he had at Zootopia-fying this character!) Still think this may not quiiite be “animal” enough or push the shapes the way I had it in my head, but it was fun anyway. And I got to draw kangaroos!

So I went back to my paretns house this weekend thinking I could get some good digital drawings and watercolors done but….I just end up falling sick. ;u;

I will try to take the next day to get used to the daylight saving time and drinking lots of water to be sure it dont evolve into something worse…(and see a doctor too. I dont want to get bronchitis like last wear oh please god no my poor lungs already need a check up.) 

Until then I will be on a tiny hiatus. Loves you all!! ;u;


Mad Max: Fury Road, done in an 80′s-comedy poster vibe, by Alex Gomez

Thought this would be a fun take to make after I saw the INCREDIBLE movie twice a few weeks back. Plus, it gave me an excuse to include most of the (protagonist) cast, draw a grumpy Max and a car-surfing Furiosa, and use Max’s classic Interceptor (R.I.P.)

It was also my first time with watercolors, and I gotta say that I think it actually looks pretty damn good for my first time. Unfortunately, most of the sky and other colors/details were lost in the scanned picture (last), so the only good quality version of it were the pics I took with my phone :/