Watercolour workshop - day 4

This time I've finished my lighthouse picture. It's my favourite but photos don't show all its beauty :/

I will scan it later on and we'll see what comes out of it. Although I'm pretty sure that the scanner will eat all those light colours...

 You may remember from the previous day that I've covered the sea with paper tape (so it wouldn't get dirty from the rocks). It appears that you can use that technique to make really nice walls or rocks ;)

 I've managed to rescue that part, however :D

 Everything all over the place got really dirty while making textures.

 We were playing cards and chess while waiting for the layers to dry :)

 And remember, never take off masking fluid before the paper dries completely - otherwise your lighthouse's window will get bigger than intended :/ Of course I knew about it - but my sister was too impatient to wait and scratched it off!

And that's the end of the workshop. There's also a day 5 - architecture, but I was at work during those classes..



Watercolour workshop - day 3

Today I started with finishing previous day's trees.
New topic was a lighthouse which appeared to be very nice! I did not expect that :) I have not finished this painting unfortunately - waiting for the paint to dry before starting with next layers took too long (I've used way too much water in the first layer and then it only got worse with every next one :P).

I was trying very hard to make the paper not wave (because I hate it when it does so). As you can see - one of the paper's edges freed itself from the glue with which it was stack to the rest of the papers and waved anyway. Bad, bad paper!

 While waiting for the layers to dry a bit I was re-designing my Etsy shop's logo and everything connected to it (stickers, business cards, labels, banner, etc.). Hopefully I will get down to it this week and you will be able to see everything in action :D

 I have no idea what I'm doing...

 It starts to look well - but there's still plenty to do! 



Watercolour workshop - day 2

This time we were painting trees. I like to paint them but all my previous trees were painted with oils or digitally. And surely not by using splashes of paint ;)

How to paint trees with watercolours? Go wild with the paint and water, then add some little leaves and trunks ;)

 It's not finished yet - but I'm quite close to that point!

 Who would have known that sponges are not only for washing oneself ;)

 My sister :)

For now this is my favourite part of the picture - those trunks with a bit of light coming from between of them. They're just awesome :D



Watercolour workshop - day 1

I like painting with watercolours a lot. Like - A LOT! But there's always something new to learn about them. Especially if I always use them to paint the same thing - cute illustrations. That's why I've decided to give it a try and attend watercolour workshop held in my sister's drawing school. Those will be 5 days filled with watercolours that I don't yet know. Sounds interesting :)

Those are my clouds. On this photo they are not finished yet.

 My sister's warm up.

 And here' she works on her clouds.

 My youngest sister also came to disturb a bit ;)

Oh, and here's the first horse-chestnut of the season. I like to keep the first ones from each year ^^



Moleskine Cahier in gold

Some time ago I bought six Moleskine Cahier notebooks, in small size with plain pages. I wanted to see what will come out of them and I had no specific idea of what I want to achieve. And I'm very very glad that they ended up as they did! All those notebooks look fabulous, if you ask me :)

They all are available in my Secret Drawer shop.

How do you like them? Do you have some nice ideas I could use too? :)


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