So Jen’s Challenge was “Aspen Trees, with or without foliage”.
Gah, trees! They are so dang difficult….
Here’s my reference photo
I’m using a Pentalic Watercolor Journal. First, I taped off the trees to save the whites.
Laid in some sky and background trees, and attempted shrubbery
Painted the trees…not digging it. I think I used too much color on the trees, should’ve left ’em whiter, maybe. Also, they still look flat.
Added a bit of pen, and now they look OK.
Butterfly – I saw this on Pinterest, and thought it might be fun to do with the kids…
Fold a piece of watercolor paper in half. Add some color on either or both sides, fold it in half. More color, fold again. Do this as many times as you think is necessary. I used watercolor at first, but wasn’t getting enough color, so I used acrylics, as well.
With the paper folded, cut out a butterfly shape. Add some white chalk or black ink to define the shapes a bit. Draw a body, and glue the wings onto the body.