*Edit:This is an updated picture. I finally had time to set up my wonderful HP Photosmart C4580. (It’s amazing!) I also finally installed Photoshop on my computer not too long ago and now I am able to scan my paintings and let Photoshop piece them back together. This makes a much better image because my photo-taking skills leave much to be desired. After a very busy busy weekend of painting and the exhibit I bring you the new image.
This is a portrait of Joe. I did this one in three days. The portrait of his mom is a full sheet, this painting is a half sheet. I think this one turned out okay. My teacher said it was the best portrait in watercolor that he has seen come out of the academy. He really likes it, clearly. I like the way I painted. I don’t think there is anything wrong with painting, I just don’t like how I drew it. That’s a huge problem. My other watercolor teacher has been telling me for a year that I need to stop being such a shitty drawer (not exactly his words, but it wouldn’t be a surprise if he said it like that).
I figured it would sort itself out, but I think I may have just gotten lazier over time. This also comes on the heels of working on a painting yesterday that I drew over the summer where most of the drawing is so wrong. I was very proud of that drawing until I looked at it as I was painting yesterday and noticed that most of the lines are very off. Granted, that was a semester ago, but I really haven’t improved. I’m not patient enough.
Also, I need to scan this painting in because this picture is really too yellow. All the nice greens and blues are missing. I will try to fix that on Monday, but I am also going to be getting everything ready to enter two contests later in the week so I will be very busy Monday.