Friday, 16 January 2009

Taking a Longer Time

I did this one in a similar way to yesterday's post. I started out with a quick sketch of a frog's head and decided to add to it on and off for most of the day to see what evolved. Each layer of watercolour had to be left to dry before I could add more detail, which gave me chance to decide what I'd do next. The trick is of course to know when to stop because as you know watercolour can look overworked and heavy if you're not careful. My usual thing at this stage is to add lines with a dip pen but as there are enough layers to give it weight, I quite liked it without.

7 comments:

April Jarocka said...

Jessie this little frog is just beautiful! Any more?

Jessie Lilac said...

Thanks April, no not yet, I'm drawing hens now!

Rosie said...

That's a funny frog. The strange this is that I am doing a frog drawing myself. Mine is sitting on a water lily but while frogs are not too tricky to draw I'm finding the water lily impossible!

froggie said...

jessie, your watercolors are just WONDERFUL, and of course i'm partial to miss "seated froggie" and i love the journey you took with her! to find her, from just her head. thanks so much for the visit and welcome to if! it's a great place to stretch your wings and sable brushes! can't wait to see more! :)) froggie

Jessie Lilac said...

Thanks Rosie and Froggie :)

Kim said...

Jess, this technique is really working great for you! I love Jessie Froggie. How adorable!

Jessie Lilac said...

Thanks Kim! I do hope I'm not a frog though! ;)