Thoughts: I was very anxious starting this as it’s the first time ever that i’ve used watercolours and i really liked my ink drawing and didn’t want to mess it up. I know i totally used the wrong paper for this and the washes and a few other bits just fucked up because of that. But, regardless, it was good to make a start with my paints.
Learned: I’m not sure what i learned in regards to mixing colours, but i did enjoy playing with them and seeing the colours change as i added new colours to the mix. Certainly some colours leave a bit to be desired, but i’m sure these things will improve in time as i play more with the paints. It was also quite difficult to judge the amount of water in the mix in regards to how light or dark the colour will be on the paper — but again, i’m sure these things will improve with practice.
I definitely learned not to use this sketch book for anything i intend to paint with watercolour. I bought a Stillman and Birn Zeta for future painting projects as i do like the smooth paper to draw and paint on so i’m just going to explore that for a while.
Soooo: I’m quite pleased with how it turned out for my first attempt at this kind of thing, especially the painting with watercolour thing.
Next: After this i feel a lot more confident having another go, so next i’m going to draw a picture in my nice, new, Stillman and Birn sketchbook and see how that behaves when i paint it. Fingers crossed it’ll be much better.