Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Broken down, with his broken dreams, with a wink of an eye, said Suzy, listen to me...

As the song goes...”You must go on with the show” here we go! Welcome back Bryan!

Soo...ironically (or possibly creepy) my post has something to do with watercolors too.

A while back Clint posted on his blog a link to Nick Tay's work. I really loved how he played with color against the charcoal drawings. Even the ones the were just a spot of color on the entire page. I thought his drawings were beautiful and brilliant. I was so inspired that I wanted to do some watercolors as well.

I was doodling at work and thought that these would make great ink and watercolor pieces.

I picked up some watercolors at A.C.Moore and started experimenting a little bit. These were my first tries.

These didn't turn out exactly the way I wanted but I am just starting out with these. It's really tough to get a certain kind of sophisticated control with watercolors. At least I think so.

Anyway, since I wasn't having too much luck with the inked pieces, I decided to just play around with the colors and textures for now until I got a better handle on the medium. This is what I came up with.

I think I like watercolors. The cleanup is definitely easier compared to acrylic or oil paints.


  1. Watercolours are hard for me. I can do ink wash like nobodies business but if you add colour I have trouble.

    I like the second one you did. It seems very UPA to me.

    I also wonder which version of this song you are quoting. I only know it as a cover done by the Get Up Kids.

  2. I heard the Get Up Kids version first but the the original is pretty awesome too.