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Ready? Let’s do this! Welcome to the Season of Art 101. I am trying something new today. Since my Moleskine for this season is so small, I can photograph it against a pretty paper background. I think it’s a little bit too intense and will probably go for something calmer next week! at least I tried something new.
Art 101 is starting with one of my favourite mediums: watercolours. My love for them is everlasting. The first thing I do when I get a set is make colour swatches. I just bought a few new sets so I tried them out in my journal. The set below is by Mungyo and this is in the order that the colours came in.

Once I was able to see the actual colour of the pans, I switched them to how I felt they should have been placed. I had a few discussions with Messians about the infamous ROYGB order. I went with more of a YORPBGDark order ha ha! The important thing is that it works for you.

I used the following pages to swatch my other sets:

These shimmering ones on the left are so dreamy and the Fragonard set had all of my favourites including the perfect shade of Payne’s Gray.

I also made colour swatches for the amazing Gouache set I found here. These colours are so appealing to me!
The first page I made was a self-portrait using security envelopes. I loved this dark plaid pattern! Notice I added two of my Spirit animals there: the jackalope and butterfly.

One of the goals of this week’s prompts was to connect to your inner child and just play. So I played with these soft watercolour backgrounds. Once they were dry, I added some doodles. these are exactly the doodles I would make growing up: unicorns, fairies, cats and princesses. I felt that the sunny background fitted nicely with these.

For the colder set of colours, I went with some doodles related to my profession and explored skulls. As a teenager and young adult, these would be everywhere in my planners, books, notes, etc.

My tutorial this week was about exploring faces with gouache. I enjoy gouache a lot and am looking forward to using it more in my journals.

So in love with these goth girls.

I played with my supplies, watching them blend and bleed.

My final page uses both watercolours and gouache combined. I like this technique a lot and hope to integrate it to my arsenal.
Thank you for coming by. I’m so excited to see where this Season will take us!
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