2/07/2018

Free Form Watercoloring

I'm calling today's technique free form watercoloring for lack of a better term.  I see people who do gorgeous realistic watercoloring and I really admire them.  But that just isn't me.  If I want to create in a realistic or controlled manner I'll use markers and pencils.  When I want to be loose and "wild" I turn to water colors (or at least a water based medium).
The sketchy nature of this stamp set called for a very free form style of coloring.  I used my ZIG Kuretake Clean Color Brush Pens for this card.  They have VERY vibrant colors which I thought would be perfect.  I applied a water wash to most areas and the went in with the brush pen.  If I wanted an area darker or more intense, I used my heat gun to dry it and went back over it with the brush pen.
The third heart was done on a separate piece of paper, die cut and adhered using foam dots.

For me, the final look I want to achieve dictates the medium I use.  In this case I wanted a very loose and free form look.  I've tried using the ZIG pens in a controlled manner but prefer my Copic markers for that.  These are great for a loose, artsy look.

I often say that I don't have a definitive style for my art.  It could best be described as "multiple personalities".  When I begin to create, I'm never sure who will show up!  This week - Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday - I think you can see that three of my personalities showed up at some point over this past weekend!  (All kidding aside, I think that my background in commercial art has given me the ability to be a chameleon.  When you have a client who wants a certain something you must learn to adapt.)

Today's card is entered in the Fusion Challenge for February 1 .  Here is the challenge that was posted:

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3 comments:

  1. Oh this is fabulous! Love your flowing watercoloring and those hearts and flowers are adorable! Thanks so much for joining us at Fusion.

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  2. Swoon! This is so pretty! I love your soft watercoloring!

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  3. FABulous hearts & flowers Jeanne, love your watercolouring! So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION! Hope to see you again soon.

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