I love the combination of a simple ink sketch with soft colors.
Eucalyptus Leaves – 9 x 12 inch bee watercolor paper
Daniel Smith watercolors used:
Sketched using a black Micron pen, size .03
I bought a set of black Micron pens with a wonderful travel case. It had room for additional pens and so… I filled it up. 🙂 I also managed to fit my mechanical pencil in the case as well.
I love having this little case next to me whenever I am sketching, everything I need is visible and right on hand. ❤ I’ve mentioned these pens in other posts and thought you might like to see what I’ve been using.
I like to think that I am painting myself happy. I hope you enjoy seeing my happy art and it inspires you create and do something you love.
Thank you for stopping by and following along. ❤ Until next time, share a smile and sprinkle kindness everywhere.
I love what I was able to create but the best part was that I felt very calm and relaxed while painting. Looking back, the hardest thing for me was getting a nice picture to post using my phone. For some reason I have a difficult time getting a quality photo of anything purple.
Painted using a Princeton round #12 brush on 9 x 12 inch Bee watercolor paper
I hope you enjoy seeing my work and are inspired to create art and do something you love. Thank you for stopping by and following along. ❤
Until next time, share a smile and sprinkle kindness everywhere.
A floral doodle and my inkspiration photo for you today.
This post is rather quiet. The doodle, well… not so much.
Happy Thursday! 🙂
While looking for something fun to sketch, this lovely red flower caught my eye. I snapped the photo below with my phone while visiting Leu Gardens this spring. A nice flower to sketch with some interesting shapes.
I hope you are inspired to create art and do something you love.
A number of months ago I bought a few Princeton Dagger brushes. This week I decided to practice with the small 1/4 inch brush. I found it to be a great choice for painting leaves, twigs, and branches. I need to practice with this brush a bit more but it was fun to switch things up and try something new.
Dagger brush notes:
The brush holds a lot of paint, be sure to have a nice puddle of color to work with.
The super fine tip is perfect for detail work and fine lines.
Dipping the brush in 2 different colors and then pulling the brush across the paper creates some very fun results.
I played around and painted a series of leaves. My favorite ones are below. I like the simplicity and soft colors, all very calming.
Daniel Smith watercolors: Undersea Green, Carbazole Violet, and French Ultramarine
Each painted on 6×9 inch Aquabee watercolor paper.
I painted some pretty pink flowers with the small dagger brush. It created some nice loose shapes for the leaves and petals. I also used a few of my favorite go-to round brushes in this painting as well.
Pink Posies watercolor painted on 6×9 inch Aquabee watercolor paper.
Try something new…
Mix it up with a new paintbrush or a new sketchbook. Maybe even paint something you’ve never painted before. Playing around and having fun can often produce some very exciting results.
I hope you are inspired to create some art and do something fun. Thanks for stopping by and following along. Until next time, have a great week and stay warm.