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Day 27: Back to watercolor

Yesterday I went for coffee/advice with my friend Caroline who’s a great watercolor painter that inspire me a lot. I really admire her talent and her freestyle-style and figured I could learn a lot from her. And I did. I

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Day 27: Back to watercolor

Yesterday I went for coffee/advice with my friend Caroline who’s a great watercolor painter that inspire me a lot. I really admire her talent and her freestyle-style and figured I could learn a lot from her. And I did. I

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Day 26: More dog doodles

This one started as a total fail… the now-carpet was supposed to be the body but I added the head as it is now… only to realize how bad my proportions were. So I improvised and change the ginormous body

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Day 26: More dog doodles

This one started as a total fail… the now-carpet was supposed to be the body but I added the head as it is now… only to realize how bad my proportions were. So I improvised and change the ginormous body

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Day 25: Dog doodle

I wanted to practice my doodling today, I know it’ll help with my painting. So this is my adorable pup, Nina. I didn’t pick the easiest pose of hers to draw, but it turned out alright, for a first. I

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Day 25: Dog doodle

I wanted to practice my doodling today, I know it’ll help with my painting. So this is my adorable pup, Nina. I didn’t pick the easiest pose of hers to draw, but it turned out alright, for a first. I

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Day 22: some doodles and a tree

Still testing… and while I was playing with greens, I decided to give a shot a painting a tree. I don’t HATE it.

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Day 22: some doodles and a tree

Still testing… and while I was playing with greens, I decided to give a shot a painting a tree. I don’t HATE it.

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Day 21: Ze moon

I’ve been doodling a lot but this is my first real ‘piece’ in a few days. I got inspired by one of Ai WeiWei latest projects: www.moonmoonmoonmoon.com : did you guys add your doodle or thought yet? I made the moon with

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Day 21: Ze moon

I’ve been doodling a lot but this is my first real ‘piece’ in a few days. I got inspired by one of Ai WeiWei latest projects: www.moonmoonmoonmoon.com : did you guys add your doodle or thought yet? I made the moon with

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Day 14: negative space

I’m sooooo late…. I’ve been trying to catch up but it’s not working!! Anywhooooo… I saw THIS tutorial on Pinterest and figured I’d give it a shot. I like how it turned out and the possibilities!

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Day 14: negative space

I’m sooooo late…. I’ve been trying to catch up but it’s not working!! Anywhooooo… I saw THIS tutorial on Pinterest and figured I’d give it a shot. I like how it turned out and the possibilities!

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Day 13: Koi

Pretty happy with the water effect… not so much with the black outlines… Think I liked it better without. Gonna try to catch up with day 14 tonight!  

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Day 13: Koi

Pretty happy with the water effect… not so much with the black outlines… Think I liked it better without. Gonna try to catch up with day 14 tonight!  

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Day 12: late > never

    A bit late, but I should be able to catch up later for Day #13. So this one is a bit better background and shade wise… I still need to work out how to add the details for

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Day 12: late > never

    A bit late, but I should be able to catch up later for Day #13. So this one is a bit better background and shade wise… I still need to work out how to add the details for

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Day 11: the battle against backgrounds

Urrrrrrrgh I don’t understand how to work my backgrounds and shadows in watercolor… the only positive thing in today’s ‘thing’, is that there is a SLIGHT improvement in my shadows…   Oh, and my new ink supplies, that I can’t

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Day 11: the battle against backgrounds

Urrrrrrrgh I don’t understand how to work my backgrounds and shadows in watercolor… the only positive thing in today’s ‘thing’, is that there is a SLIGHT improvement in my shadows…   Oh, and my new ink supplies, that I can’t

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Day 10: Fruit study

Today I worked on fruits! Kindda love that blueberry :)

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Day 10: Fruit study

Today I worked on fruits! Kindda love that blueberry :)

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Day 9: Floral, 1st attempt

Ouchers… this was hard. I tend to be very controlled with my drawings and paintings and I wanted to try something a bit more… freestyle? I think I got it OK for the flowers but the leaves/greens need A LOT

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Day 9: Floral, 1st attempt

Ouchers… this was hard. I tend to be very controlled with my drawings and paintings and I wanted to try something a bit more… freestyle? I think I got it OK for the flowers but the leaves/greens need A LOT

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Day 8: Progress at last!

Far from perfect, but it’s encouraging to know I’m starting to understand how to work this paint! I didn’t dare venture in a background and/or shadow for fear of ruining it. Maybe tomorrow :)

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Day 8: Progress at last!

Far from perfect, but it’s encouraging to know I’m starting to understand how to work this paint! I didn’t dare venture in a background and/or shadow for fear of ruining it. Maybe tomorrow :)

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Day 7 : Back to watercolor w/ Lumpy Space Princess

Back to watercolor! I’m a huge LSP fan so I decided to give her a go :) Still trying to understand how to work the watercolor, but at least my shadow is better than my first. Improvement = me happy. Oh,

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Day 7 : Back to watercolor w/ Lumpy Space Princess

Back to watercolor! I’m a huge LSP fan so I decided to give her a go :) Still trying to understand how to work the watercolor, but at least my shadow is better than my first. Improvement = me happy. Oh,

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Day 6: Potato Print Painting

Today I took a break from watercolor and did something I haven’t done since I was 5 years old; potato painting! I used sweet potatoes and acrylic paint for this and I love the effect, especially with black paint. I

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Day 6: Potato Print Painting

Today I took a break from watercolor and did something I haven’t done since I was 5 years old; potato painting! I used sweet potatoes and acrylic paint for this and I love the effect, especially with black paint. I

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Day 5: Watercolor Part 2

So here’s take two at attempting a watercolor painting. This time, I tried it with outlines-ish. I didn’t like working with a gel pen for this, but I like the potential of the look so I think I’m gonna get

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Day 5: Watercolor Part 2

So here’s take two at attempting a watercolor painting. This time, I tried it with outlines-ish. I didn’t like working with a gel pen for this, but I like the potential of the look so I think I’m gonna get

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Day 4: Watermelon vs Watercolor

So I just found out about Thing-a-Day a few days ago and I HAD TO get in on the action. I’m just getting started today and since I’m not sure I can catch up with days 1,2 and 3, I’m

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Day 4: Watermelon vs Watercolor

So I just found out about Thing-a-Day a few days ago and I HAD TO get in on the action. I’m just getting started today and since I’m not sure I can catch up with days 1,2 and 3, I’m