Friday, May 21, 2010

Extra Credit for all 2-D Art students

Mixed Media artist Jane LaFazio ( whose blog I follow daily posted the best watercolor tutorial yesterday. So for up to 10 points of extra credit click onto her site and follow along. Get watercolor paper from me if you don't have any at home.

If rocks are not your thing find something from nature and watercolor it and it's cast shadow. This is your minimum requirement. You could do so much more to earn more points if you wish. Think about adding collage to the watercolor or maybe some pen and ink or both! Watercolor artist Jodi Edwards did the feather above. Work as realistically as possible using your right brain skills. Notice how both artists drew outline borders around their pieces? It really helps anchor the work onto the page, especially if you don't have a horizon. Also look closely at Edwards very subtle watercolor washed background, do you see yellows, greens and oranges? I'm thinking wet into wet with very little pigment in your mixtures. Also notice how Jane is using text in her work, and notice how both artists are signing their pieces. OK, let's see what you guys can do!

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