No Excuses Watercolor: Painting Techniques for Sketching and Journaling

No Excuses Watercolor: Painting Techniques for Sketching and Journaling

Gina Rossi Armfield

Language: English

Pages: 128

ISBN: 1440339856

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


"I can't control the paint."
"It's not colorful enough."
"It's intimidating!"

With the fun and easy techniques in Gina Rossi Armfield's No Excuses Watercolor, your excuses for not painting with watercolor don't stand a chance! As you try the demonstrations and exercises, you'll learn the techniques and tricks necessary to achieve amazing, colorful results in your artist's sketchbook.

After getting to know your materials, you'll try your hand at thirteen exercises that will help train your hand, and help you identify and refine your artistic style. Along the way, you'll get tips and suggestions for adding journaling and writing to your art. Finally, you'll find an inspirational resource guide packed with reference photos, starter sketches, color palettes, journaling prompts and more to help you fill your watercolor journal!

Grab your sketchbook and watercolors--it's time to paint, no excuses!

  • 22 demonstrations for sketching and watercolor painting.
  • 13 exercises for practicing backgrounds, focal images, color mixing, layering and details.
  • 13 resource sections loaded with journaling and painting prompts to keep you inspired.

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Gardens Subject Ideas Tomatoes Beets Carrots Corn Rain boots Watering can Gardening gloves Rabbits Scarecrows Rake Pitchfork Wheelbarrow Cabbage Poetry Excerpts The Glory of the Garden by Rudyard Kipling For where the old thick laurels grow, along the thin red wall, You will find the tool- and potting-sheds which are the heart of all;The cold-frames and the hot-houses, the dungpits and the tanks:The rollers, carts and drain-pipes, with the barrows and the planks. My

DS T NG Sleeping Beauty Turquoise Genuine DS ST G Kingman Green Turquoise Genuine DS T G Right Column: Amazonite Genuine DS T NG Phthalo Green DS T NG Perylene Green DS ST NG Cascade Green DS ST G Jadeite Genuine DS ST G Bohemian Green Earth DS T NG Green Gold DS T NG Terre Verte DS T G Rare Green Earth DS T G Deep Sap Green DS T NG Color Chart 5 Left Column Phthalo Yellow Green DS ST NG Undersea Green DS ST G Rainforest CJ O NG Serpentine Genuine DS ST G Green Apatite

thing about watercolor painting is that you can do it practically anywhere—even in the smallest spaces. That being said, let’s take a look into a few different studio setups. MY PERSONAL STUDIO My studio is located in a spare room in my home. I installed a linoleum tile floor that is forgiving, easy to clean and easy to roll wheeled carts and chairs. Speaking of wheels, most of the pieces in my studio have them so I can move things around quickly. This also saves on space as I can roll

your time. This drawing should be made up of long, continuous lines. You can also draw the shapes of the shadows and highlights on the object to add dimension. Ink and Pencil Sketch First create a pencil sketch. Then ink the drawing over top once you have the size and shape you want to achieve underneath. You can then erase the pencil lines and have a finished line drawing. Fast and Fun Exercise A quick and easy way to get started with sketching and watercolor is to do quick ink

when working on a piece. The Step-by-Step Method I have chosen to show the same steps but in three different artistic styles. It is important to remember to find your own style and voice. I am giving you some guidelines, but you should let your own voice and choices be heard in your work so it becomes intrinsically yours. MATERIALS eraser hair dryer (optional) liquid frisket and brush (optional) paintbrushes pencil rubber cement pickup water watercolor paint watercolor paper

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