New art!

Feb. 11th, 2012 11:24 pm
valiha: watercolor painting of my cat Lola (Default)
Not that great art, but new nonetheless! This is very good, because I've been unable to draw and paint both due to time, and a general feeling of listlessness caused by a long illness and too many work and school obligations.

I used Letraset Aquamarkers, because they are a new medium for me and I wanted to try them out, although I followed advice and examples from the book "Painting Watercolors" by Cathy Johnson. I love that book. It's so easy to follow.

Anyway, here are the images. I hope you'll like them! (They definitely look better live; the watercolor paper I used - Cotman - looks downright mangled in some scans, though it doesn't show any damage when I look or touch it.)

Click on images to open a larger version. First, some trees:

Tree in Spring


The rest behind the cut: )

And there you go. Not very good, some of them, but I had fun painting them!

Laptop desk

Nov. 1st, 2011 09:30 pm
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What do you guys think about my laptop desk? ♥



Bought it on Saturday when I went with my aunt to help her buy new curtains. I can also use it to paint watercolors if I put it to its lowest elevation, and there's also space on the mouse stand for a bowl of water. It's made of bamboo, it's very light, and I love the color.

NaBloPoMo

Nov. 1st, 2011 09:06 pm
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I've had such bad luck with planning anything this year that I'm just going to just get going and see what happens. My wish is to post a piece of art every day, so we'll see if I manage to pull it through.

In celebration of that, here's my new icon, made just for NaBloPoMo!

Gondolas

Sep. 3rd, 2010 12:54 pm
valiha: watercolor painting of my cat Lola (Default)
A painting I did following a tutorial on Derwent's website. It's OK, I guess. I still have a lot to learn.

Done with Derwent Aquatone, Inktense and Watercolor pencils on Cotman watercolor paper.

valiha: watercolor painting of my cat Lola (barcode generator by pne.dreamwidth.org)
Done following the instructions from the Walter Foster book on painting animals with watercolor. I intend to go through all the animals in the book.

Working on...

- my Mag7 Bingo entries.
- finished my entry for the Mag7 BigBang.

Fairest of the Fair


I wouldn't mind living here...

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