I just finished the AquaVember challenge again in November. I created a new watercolor piece every day that month. My favorites are probably the portraits from the 30 piece series. I’ll probably post some more pieces later, but I really wanted to post these right now.
Tag Archives: Watercolour
The Doctor Who Fan
A lighter approach for me.
The Halloween Edition
So, I should have posted this image on Halloween, but oh well. This piece was created for Yay! L.A. Magazine’s Horror Movie Day project. Over 100 artists from around the world chose a horror film to illustrate for this event. @yaylamg on Instagram released artwork on a daily basis throughout the month of October. #yayhmad is the official hashtag for the project. http://www.yaylamag.com also featured the work in their arts section every week and interviewed some of the artists from the project. It was a fun project. I’m actually a huge horror fan and I enjoyed the artistic interpretations of the films. My film was Silent Hill (2006). If you haven’t watched the film, just google “Silent Hill Nurse Scene”. The medium is watercolor of course.
I chose Silent Hill because of all the amazing dark imagery in the film. It’s not a great film, but many people seem to agree that it’s a visually stunning film. My favorite scene from Silent Hill is the encounter with the dark nurses. Moving slowly towards the light, with their disfigured swollen heads and sharp weapons in hand, the heroine had to carefully navigate through them. It’s one of the creepiest scenes in the film. I ultimately decided to paint one of the nurses in what I call a ‘Welcome to Silent Hill’ pose.
A Preview of “Irina”
I’m probably going to make a print from this piece. Once I get a proper photograph/scan. At 15×20 inches, this is the largest watercolor piece that I’ve worked on recently.
The Animal Kingdom
The final two pieces of 2012. Animals are definitely harder to paint than people.
I actually finished this piece during the Summer of 2012. I don’t know why it took me so long to upload it here though. I was probably trying to wait until I could photograph it. The scan added a lot of yellow to the image unfortunately.
The Painted Bird
I just have to say that painting flesh is easier to paint than feathers. I was trying to work with a more wet technique as well, but I didn’t want the technique to overwhelm the piece.
Black History Month In July?
I originally created this image around February. I know why I didn’t post it earlier. I didn’t finish the background and the photographs of my low contrast paintings never look right. It’s a good progress shot I guess. The overall composition will work better when I finally finish the piece.
After applying layers and layers of watercolour, this image continues to be soft. Do I really need solid opaque layers though?