Never be afraid to try something new. Remember that a lone amateur built the Ark. A large group of professionals built the Titanic. ― Dave BarryWhy, what a wonderful sentiment - Bless you Dave!
As you've probably worked out, I thought I'd try something new today. I know, <Gasp!> how adventurous and daring of me. Looking at it, I'm thinking perhaps this artwork is perhaps more of a Titanic than an Ark, but I figure I had to start somewhere, right?!
|It's a little girl smelling some flowers, in case you couldn't tell.|
So what was this new "thing" I tried, you may be wondering?
Pen and Wash. I know! How could I have not thought to try it before?
I really enjoyed the experience. I know my watercolour technique leaves a lot to desired and my drawing ability is well, "interesting" to say the least, but there is something fresh and immediate about this style of work that I really respond to. It may be a combination of the softness of the watercolour and the strength of the pen lines. I'm not really sure. Does anyone out there have a better idea of why I like it so much?
All I know is that I want to try this again! (And hopefully next time my little artwork will be more successful.)
Thanks ever so much for stopping by and seeing what I've been creating. I love sharing the experience with you all!