Maybe... I'll let you be the judge :)
But I've been struggling with the "freedom" of the watercolor media. Like, really struggled. I'm just not programed to be as loosey-goosey (as my professor used to say) as watercolor demands... But last night I decided to watch my husband (a fabulous painter) while he worked his magic. I strove to mimic his techniques and then I added the ink outline that I use for my vintage style work. The result:
And... I love it! I'm really enjoying it anyway, and I think this may be the style that I will incorporate for my children's book (okay, I've said that a hundred times, but this time I mean it!). It has the realism that I require from myself, the freedom to add some character into the subjects and the softness of a standard Children's book.
Here are some more that I did while I was on a roll, haha—I'm afraid that my steak will end and I'll be a clutz with the brush again!
|Rose Breasted Grosbeak|