Daily drawings and paintings of the places and faces I love
Sunday, September 22, 2013
30 in 30 - Watercolor Dogs: Day 12
I'm a bit embarrassed by how far behind I've let myself slip. I have about a million-and-one excuses, but I doubt you would want to hear them. Anyways, this lovely Shepherd was very fun to paint. I struggled to get my darks dark though so I cheated a bit and used black. Not sure why that's such a "no-no" in watercolor other than it ends up looking a bit chalky. I generally get pretty chalky looking paintings anyways though so I'm not too concerned. I loved the harsh contrasts in the reference photo for this one so I wanted to try my best to capture that.