I am super happy with all three illustrations from this week! And I think it is because I didn't really put any limitations or specific focus on this week. I just painted how and what I felt. I may venture a little into colored pencil soon, but right now I am hitting my stride with the watercolors.
The way the colors blend on the mango made it perfect for painting with watercolors. I wish the colors would have turned out a bit richer, but the lesson here is to remember that watercolor always dries lighter than you think it will. The color of the actual fruit was spot on and made me want to dig into the juicy fruit as soon as I was done painting.
These carrots are unique in that I decided to experiment with shadows for the first time in this sketchbook. I think they turned out cool and am am glad I used the blue to blend the shadow color. I might do carrots again in the future because I really want to paint one of the cute little bunches with the leafy green tops.
Totally one of my favorites so far! This surprises me because I painted it in the evening in bad lighting between making dinner because I needed to use the avocado and I REALLY wanted to paint it cut in half. This is one of my favorite foods of all time! The texture was so fun to do and came out awesome!
Be sure to check out the rest of my Year of Creative Habits gallery :)