Splatters & Drips

Week 39:  Use Splatters & Drips

I love this challenge!  I am always trying to "make pictures" out of backgrounds and messes I've made on underpaper so I rolled up my sleeves and got busy!

I started randomly dropping watercolor in warm colors onto my paper . . . . you can see how much water I used!  I instantly saw flowers so I added some greens and deeper tones to see what emerged.

Love!  I leaned it against my palette to let it drip a bit.  I know what you're thinking . . . "WHAT IS THAT AWESOME PALETTE SHE IS USING!"  You can read all about it on my "COOL TOOLS" blog post next Tuesday!

After my paints were dry, I began to look for shapes among the drips and splatters.  I saw this little rosebud, so I sketched it roughly with my mechanical pencil.  I moved through the whole page, identifying petals and leaves.  I moved quickly and tried not to over think it.

Once I was satisfied with my bouquet, I dropped in a few little dark colors for contrast and a tiny bit of shading with my pencil.  This made the flowers pop out.  Then I splattered some paint onto the page.  I really loved how it turned out!

I cannot wait to see the creative pages you all come up with this week!

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