Hello hello, amazing people of the Interwebs! It’s the last day of August. A.k.a end of the month. A.k.a I’m sharing to you all a compilation of all the drawings I made this month.
I didn’t really have any kind of “theme” this month. But I did mention in a post before that I started learning watercolor last July. Which is why most of my artworks in August are of watercolor. And since this month is part of my watercolor painting learning curve, I’ll show you some really disgusting stuff alongside decent ones.
So prepare a bucket, you may hurl. I kid you not. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
This one is not an original work but a watercolor tutorial I found on YouTube so I could practice on landscapes. It’s by an artist called Ekaterina Smirnova. Can we just pause to admire her name? Man, her name is so cool. It’s better than just Kate. And I love her tutorials because not only does she have a lovely accent, she is also doing it as simply as she could. Speaking of YouTube tutorials…
I present to you. An intergalactic vomit. Can we all agree this👆 was hideous? This one I also made with the guide of a YouTube how to watercolor galaxy. I swear I followed the tutorial step by step. But as you can see it looks like vomit. I’ll give you a time to hurl if you want. Don’t worry, that’s the last one.
This was a second attempt at galaxy using the same tutorial. It’s not as good as I expected but I started to get the hang of it and it’s better than the vomit.
These two I kinda integrated inked works with watercolor. By some sheer accident, I got to find my own way of making watercolor galaxy (so much yay!) and I like my own process better. No vomit, importantly.
Remember my drawing of a warrior-ish, kinda The Walking Dead girl? Well, I decided to ink and watercolor it. Below are the different stages that the drawing has gone through.
That was so embarrassing, showing you stuff I’d rather bring to my grave. But I don’t want to just show you the decent stuff and look like this uber-fantastic unicorn who learned watercolor so easily in a month. Because I didn’t. I’m just an ordinary person who also create stuff so horrible I want to vomit (or it looks like vomit) (I mentioned vomit too much, I’ll stop). I’m getting the hang of this medium but I want to be better at it. And I know there’s always something to improve.
So whatever it is that you want to improve, whether it’s a hobby or school or life itself, here’s what I can share to you: Embrace the uglies, learn from them and strive to be better each day. 🙂
Have a great September, awesome peeps! 🎨