A quick watercolour pencil sketch. It's not easy knowing when to stop, especially as I'm used to the more detailed and layered coloured pencil work! The result isn't exactly as I'd envisioned it, but I'll keep playing. Is there a fine line between stubborness and determination? Cheers!
Time to get those paints out and begin playing. In order to feel less nervous about the whole issue of starting out with a relatively new medium, I decided to mix thing up to begin with and draw something, using paints on only a part of it. Just to finally get those brushes and that paper wet, you see; get those first-time jitters out of the way. So here's the result.
A few years back a friend gave me a lovely key-ring with sago seeds and trinkets hanging off it. I loved it so much that it finally dissolved into bits, but I kept them all. This one had the little silver elephant and some seeds on it, so I've used graphite for the metal bits and painted the seeds with watercolour. Did this in my small moleskine watercolour sketchbook. It's my starting-point with paints, so I'm quite proud of it, awkwardness and all. Cheers!