Hello, everyone! Today I want to share the timelapse of the Peacock Tree Frogs painting I shared with you all last week! This piece went through a long process, given that I had to stop it a few times to work on other projects and come back to it, but I’m thrilled it’s finally completed! It goes great with my Bornean Rainbow Toad and Red-Eyed Tree Frog paintings like I hoped it would, and working with two different frogs in one piece was a fun challenge for me. At 11”x17”, this piece was a bit larger than most of mine, giving me plenty of space for the detailed markings on the frogs’ skin and eyes. As I wrote in my last post, I began by painting the underlying colors in each frog, and then the darker markings on top. Then I moved on to the stick, painted with a wash of India ink to darken the background, and painted blurry leaf shapes fading into the dark background. Finally, I finished the piece by cleaning up my edges and adding some last highlights, some with white ink. 🐸
I’m not really sure how I imagined this piece coming out, but it feels different than I expected. Fortunately, it’s better in some ways. Both the frogs’ markings came more easily than I expected, and while I do regret making the frog on the right smaller than I intended, I love that he still shows up just as much and is perhaps even cuter than the frog on the left! While I’m not very happy with the results of the stick, it did its job, and I’m happy with how well the background manages to be interesting without taking away from the frogs. So overall, I’m quite happy with this, and I feel like I learned a lot from it too! 🐸
On an entirely separate note, I’d like to thank everyone who came to the Hooked on Arts show on Sunday! Despite the incredible heat, a fair number of people still came, and everyone who did spent a gave us great feedback on our art. I’m proud of our collective display and the amount of work each of my friends brought in, much of which was new to me, and I’m happy to say that after all of our preparations we survived. Plus, everyone sold! This was the last art show experience I’ll have with my friends before they leave for college, and a memory for me to cherish! 🐸
"Otra cosa es con Progreso" serie de bordados y acuarela sobre tela encolada
Este proyecto recopila 20 relatos de gente que vive en la comuna de coronel, que se abrieron a mi ser intruso contándome sobre sus experiencias en distintos lugares de la comuna. Siempre he sentido mucha gratitud por las personas que hicieron que esta obra fuera posible al compartir sus recuerdos conmigo y por permitirme interpretarlos y mostrarlos al público por medio de estos bordados.
La obra en total mide aprox 5m de largo, está conformada por cuatro piezas, cada una haciendo alusión a una parte del paisaje coronelino.
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Everything is gone, yet, you're still here 💜
Just a little something..the quote I just thought of so if someone else said it before let me know
“Changing Soul” The path less traveled is the one that took me to the direction of what I believe is my own destiny. Along the way I had a lot of people doubting or mocking me for wanting to be an artist or a creative, but from the start I listened to my instinct and took the path less traveled, my own. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I am super excited to announce that I will be a judge for @mrsuicidesheep Art Challenge! The theme is “The Path Less Traveled” and there are two categories, portraits and environments. There are a ton of amazing prizes, you can join the contest and find out more info at artchallenge.info ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
I highly recommend you join!
Using the #sakurakoi watercolors 🎨
These colors are very vibrant and super saturated.
I love the range of colors in the palette.
I like the fact that contains the Chinese White which is a great white for mixing and also to paint facets on gemstones!!!!
The palette conveniently comes with a brush and a sponge so this makes it ideal for traveling.
The palette size is small enough to fit in any carry on bag and I like that is made out of plastic instead of metal, is lighter weight!!!!! ....it does have a little tray for mixing colors and this tray fits perfectly inside the palette, perfect 👍🏼 CONS:
The only thing I didn't like much is that I personally find the colors to be a bit opaque so, to reach the normal transparency of other watercolors I had to use way more water, lots of water💦
....sometimes more water can be harder to manipulate.
I guess the opacity is this paints is something I can easily get used to it due to the fact that is a very affordable palette to buy and once again the range of colors is fantastic!!!!! ESPAÑOL:
Usando las acuarelas #sakurakoi 🎨
Los colores son muy vibrantes y super saturados y me encanta la gama de colores en la paleta.
Me gusta el hecho de que contiene el blanco chino, que es un blanco estupendo para mezclar y también para pintar facetas en piedras preciosas.
La paleta viene convenientemente con un pincel y con una esponjita, por lo que es ideal para viajar.
El tamaño de la paleta es lo suficientemente pequeño como para caber en cualquier bolso de mano y me gusta que esté hecha de plástico en lugar de metal, ¡¡¡es más liviana!!!!! La paleta tiene una pequeña bandeja para mezclar colores y esta bandeja encaja perfectamente dentro de la paleta, perfecta 👍🏼 CONTRAS:
Lo único que no me gustó mucho es que personalmente encuentro que los colores son un poco opacos, así que para alcanzar la transparencia normal de otras acuarelas tuve que usar mucha más agua y cuando digo mucha, fue mucha agua 💦 .... a veces el tener que usar más agua hace la pintura más difícil de manipular.
Supongo que la opacidad de estas pinturas son algo a lo que me podría acostumbrar fácilmente debido a que es una paleta
Did a little study on cloudy skies yesterday! I’ve been wanting to share a live tutorial on a colorful sky for the students inside my private #justwatercolor course group and doing these studies helps me figure out the best way to explain the process in a step-by-step way.
I’ll try to film the process of one of these studies and upload a time lapse to YouTube in the future if there seems to be interest!
Comment below on the color of sky you might want to see a time-lapse process of (blue, pink, yellows...?) 🌅
Thank you! 👇🏼