Composition and watercolor

little drawings, shadows and colors

Posted by Bia Watanabe | 4 de July de 2016 | Creating!, Tips, Watercolor
blue watercolor sketch study of shadows

This watercolor study was done to test small compositions of a landscape. I made some different sized rectangles and quick pencil drawings. I didn’t focus in the details of the plants, for example, but wanted to better understand their location and plans.

Practically, I did a 360-degree turn in that place. It is very interesting to do a study like this, because it is possible to understand the various possibilities that can be given in a drawing.

After finishing with pencil sketches, I used a blue paint to mark the shadows. I used a blue a bit strong, so as you can see, in the end, it was very bluish. If you try this, it is good to do some tests your shade of blue … I prefer cobalt. But it won’t always match well with yellowish layers that go on top. You should test many times the effects you want to explore.

After painting the dark parts, I put the colors. I wanted a cheerful tone, like a sunny day in a garden.

painting in watercolor layers a composition study

Quite simple this composition study idea! Try it!

small watercolor study composition of a landscape
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