Wednesday, April 14, 2010

watercolor studies

Trying something new by dabbling with watercolors today. It's something I dreaded in color theory class but I felt I needed to give the medium an honest attempt. I got the idea to paint nude figures from some watercolors Mark McDonnell has been doing from figure drawing sessions. I recently got an uninstructed workshop pass at LAAFA, so I thought it would be a good idea to use one of the workshop days to practice watercolors. So these are some test runs before I start doing watercolors from a live model.

Since they're studies/test runs, I didn't want to be committed to a design so I started flipping through the Art Models Books to find poses to paint. I think it's better that way. When I screw up, I won't be so butt hurt about it and I'll just move on to the next one.

The approach is similar to the one that David Colman uses in his iphone sketchbook app. Didn't exactly stick to the script, but it's a start. So here's to progress, cheers!

Link Em:
David Colman Water Color Doodles Volume 1
Mark McDonnell
Live Model Books
Los Angeles Academy of Figurative Art