Watercolor Practice!

It’s been awhile since I took that watercolor class, and I’ve for the most part been ignoring the leftover supplies that stare guiltily at me every time I open my closet. I guess it’s my lack of drawing skills that have been holding me back, and my lack of watercolor paper. But I finally found some for like $3 at Target. It’s not as nice as the kind we used in class, but definitely better for a newb like me anyway. Inspiration came while watching TV, when I realized Adventure Time characters are actually made of really simple shapes. Especially:

Lumpy Space Princess, or part of her

Lumpy Space Princess, or part of her

You’d be surprised how difficult it is to draw half a star.

Then I was on a roll:

Ice King probably turned out second best

Ice King probably turned out second best

I have two different color blue paints, so there wasn’t as much mixing involved. That’s the part that’s still tricky to me, getting the exact color you want, and being able to tell what it will look like in the painting. I think I use too much water.

Princess Bubblegum's three different shades of pink didn't turn out exactly right, but whatevs

Princess Bubblegum’s three different shades of pink didn’t turn out exactly right, but whatevs

The other annoying thing about watercolor is that most pictures take awhile, since you have to wait for the water to dry between coats or when doing adjacent sections. If you’re not careful they’ll bleed all into each other. That’s what happened to Marceline’s hair here:

I tried to fix it when I outlined later in marker, but it's still my least favorite one

I tried to fix it when I outlined later in marker, but it’s still my least favorite one

I plan on doing more later!! They can be an Adventure Time family on my wall!

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