Sooooo....the whole "fast and loose" thing, I have found is REALLY hard for me :) I chose to do all of my sketches in watercolor thinking that medium would be easiest for me to adopt a looser style this week. I just think I have a thing for detail and don't know how to paint or draw without it. And that is a GOOD thing because it has helped me define my style a little more and that is part of the point of this whole endeavor!
The kiwi fruit above is probably my least favorite from this week. I like the cross-section but that hairy monstrosity next to it? Not so much! However, I just wrote down what I thought, posted it up, and moved on!
Onto the humble potato. Not the most exciting subject to paint, but experimenting with mixing the right color was fun. I got a little frustrated at the way the colors weren't blending the way I would like on the paper (AGAIN!) but was happy with the way it turned out in the end. This was also the "loosest" of the three drawings.
And last we have the bananas. I am in LOVE with how these bananas turned out!! I was a lot more patient with drying time and blending and such and I finally found that the paper was not a huge problem (woohoo)! I also think that watercolors were the PERFECT medium to capture the brown spots and the green stems. I want to paint more bananas. Maybe later in the year when I have run out of other produce I will do a peeled one and some close-ups?
While this weeks style wasn't as fast and loose as I originally envisioned, I tried. I think I am finally getting more used to the paper and getting more patient with drying time in between layers which is necessary for the details I like to add. So, what's in store for this next week? I am thinking of using only markers as my medium to switch it up. I have other watercolor projects in progress and think it will be a nice mental switch to use the markers. Follow me on Instagram using #produceillustrated.