Hello! Today I’d like to share a few bits about a personal project I started last year. I want to improve on my watercolor and illustration skills so I’m trying to make a year’s worth of watercolor illustrations (so ambitious!). I’ve been tagging my work online as #riatriesillustration .
I’ve been using the Hobonichi 2018 A5 planner as a watercolor sketchbook because I didn’t want to buy expensive sketchbooks. I don’t want to feel pressured to produce masterpieces. Just really glad to know that Tomoe River paper can hold its own with watercolor. For my palette, I have the Sakura Koi 18 watercolor set.
I always paint with a reference photo from the internet. At this point, I don’t think I’m ready to work from my imagination. 🙂
I paint at night when everyone has gone to sleep. At first, I was able to paint daily until life got in the way. Now, I’m lucky if I get to paint at least once a month (!!!).
Some days I felt really happy with what I’ve produced, and some days, my work is just so ugly, it makes me want to give up, hehehe.
Hopefully, with practice comes progress. I can’t wait to reach Day 365. I’m so excited to see how my work has progressed from Day 1.
I did a flip through of my first 31 days. Hope you can check it out here.
Do you have a similar project going on right now? Let me know in the comments. Thanks for dropping by!