Series – 1 Page From Every Tutorial Book In My Library #2

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I have 111 books in my studio (yes, I counted them) that are Tutorials,  and I acquired them slowly over about 10 years.  I find that I no longer go to them for inspiration, and decided to get rid of them.  Before I do that, however, I’m going to TRY to do ONE PAGE out of each book.  Wish me luck……

Book:  Creating Textures in Pen & Ink with Watercolor – Claudia Nice

An excellent book …..  shows you how to use dots, fine lines, brushstrokes, black and white, color—a mixture of mediums and techniques—to suggest glass, cast iron, adobe and brick, sunrise and sunset, driftwood, leaf textures, basketry, surf and ocean waves, enamelware, rainbows, wood grain, distant trees, eggs and onions, animal hair, and dozens of other textures.  Extraordinarily comprehensive.

Page 131 – Using scribble lines to indicate curly wool

This looked time-consuming, and I have zero patience, but honestly, I found it pretty easy to do.  His mouth is pretty creepy though, I’ve got a Zombie-stitches vibe going on there, yikes!  Claudia’s version does not………….

Page 106-107 – Plastic wrap pressed into wet wash for texture – I’d forgotten about this, it’s REALLY effective, the photo doesn’t do it justice; scribble lines for the impression of flower shapes and petals.

Not impressive work by any stretch, but hey, I’m using the books…………


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3 Responses to Series – 1 Page From Every Tutorial Book In My Library #2

  1. Maureen says:

    Interesting the effects you achieve. Maybe you won’t want to get rid of those mags.

    • mckitt123 says:

      Ohhh I do, I’ve just got too much “stuff” in my studio. Want some? I’ll bring ’em to you when we come out to visit. I’ve got lots that are acrylic and multi-media, as well as watercolor.

  2. Susanne says:

    Hey Cher … good to reflect back .. see how awesome you are!!

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