In Part 1 of this two-page art journal spread, I shared 8 Tips To Loose Watercolor. Today in Part 2, I discuss detailed watercolor + doodles. Art journal with me!
What Inspires You?
Do you often sit down to create art, but don’t know where to start? What do you do to get inspired? Pinterest and Unsplash.com are sources that get my creative wheels turning.
But, sometimes I lean towards art books from favorite artists like Ernst Haeckel. Today, I used a book called Botanicum, illustrated by Katie Scott and authored by Kathy Willis. I have this on Kindle and I actually thought it was one of my Ernst Haeckel books.
Botanicum by Katie Scott & Kathy Willis
Katie’s illustrative style is also inspired by Ernst Haeckel. Explore this handbook of flora from around the world.
Here I recreated a couple of Katie Scott‘s illustrations from Botanicum. When you create projects inspired by another artist’s work, you should credit the artist and the projects should be for personal use. I would not, for instance, sell prints of this journal page.
Watercolor + Doodles Video Tutorial
This video starts off with free-hand watercolor without a sketch. After the base layer and shadows are built up I show you how to add details to enhance the shapes.
The doodles are super easy. For some, I go straight to doodling with a Posca acrylic paint pen. With others, I sketch them with a pencil first.
Detailed Watercolor + Doodles
Watch the video for instructions on how to add detail to watercolor images. While I don’t reiterate the process here, I do want to share closeups of the detailed watercolor + doodles.
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Build a landscape for your background with Terra Cotta Gel Printables. Here I printed them on an old dictionary page. I layered scraps of Gel Printables with Fiori Profumati Di Primavera Washi Tape Set.
8 Tips For Loose Watercolor
If you missed the first video for this two-page art journal spread, check out the post/video here. I share 8 tips to loose watercolor. Sometimes I forget to keep it loose, and these were good reminders to myself.
Thanks so much for joining me today. Go create something fabulous and I’ll see you again soon!
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