Experiments in Expressive Watercolor

Lincoln Watercolor

Lincoln Watercolor

The size of this piece was too big for my scanner, so I had to use my cellphone to photograph it. ‘Expressive’ watercolor picture based on the Lincoln drawing posted earlier. I decided to paint everything besides Lincoln himself. What I did was use masking fluid to mask out all the shapes from the drawing and paint everything around these shapes. Quite happy with the result. I guess the colors of choice is pretty obvious. Colors used were W&N Cotman, Prussian blue and Cadmium Red Deep(Hue).

Nectarine Watercolor

Nectarine Watercolor

I’m not sure, but I think these are nectarines. Watercolor piece done in an expressive style.

Disclaimer: The photograph seriously doesn’t do the watercolors justice, they appear faded and not at all as brilliant.

 

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With Malice Toward None

Mono-tone drawing of Abraham Lincoln

Mono-tone drawing of Abraham Lincoln

As you’ve already seen I decided to open this blog with a quote by- and drawing of Abraham Lincoln. I’ve always been intrigued by Lincoln. Since I drew the picture just a few days ago I thought it would make a decent opening post on my to-become drawing blog.

After browsing and admiring several drawing and painting blogs I decided to have a go at it myself. It will mainly serve as an online sketchbook where I frequently post recent sketches, drawings and the occasional painting.

My first and foremost goal is to become a good draftsman with solid knowledge of the fundamentals of drawing(value, form, shape, line, contour etc.). I belive that strong drawing skills are fundamental to many types of (good) art, including fine arts, illustration, story boarding, concept art, and more. That’s why I’ve decided to focus my learning on drawing the first few years. I’ve been drawing for about a year now, and I feel that I’ve made pretty good progress as a self-taught artist. I’m not really sure if I want to focus on fine art, illustration or something similar, but I’m convinced that I’ll have a much easier time having a go at whatever I choose if my drawing skills are fundamentally strong.

As mentioned you might see an occasional painting being posted. If that happens it’s most likely because I’ve had a burnout and need to do something else than drawing.

You are welcome to follow my progress, and I hope you are interested in returning from time to time. Also feel free to post any comments you have.

Sven

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