Monday, February 25, 2019

Watercolored Geraniums

This week for the Creative Confetti Challenge over at Power Poppy Julie wants us to try coloring in new ways, ways that we may normally not try coloring in. This challenge made me cringe because I am not artistic at all, I can barely manage with copics LOL However I decided to bite the bullet and try something out of my comfort zone.

I bought these Zig Clean Color Real Brushes a few years ago and I think I've used them once or twice. Watercoloring scares me and even though everyone says watercoloring is so forgiving I feel like I manage to screw it up every time, so I avoid doing it. I grabbed the markers from my drawer, gave myself a pep talk and dove in!

I used the Geraniums Take Two clear set for my coloring. I love to do potted plants on my front deck and geraniums always do great, they are one of my favorite plants to work with. I love the bright red geraniums, I think they are so pretty! With the image I started with the leaves first, working in different layers of 2 colors of green. I then went to work on the flowers, only using a red marker and a water brush to help spread the color. Overall I like how the leaves came out but I think the color on the flowers could have been deeper. I gave it a try though, so thanks to Julie for pushing me out of my comfort zone!

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