A lot of people wonder where I get my art concept designs. I have to admit, sometimes, it comes to me like a spark where pencil and brain act like a magical duo. And then…. there are the other times… yeah you know what I’m talking about. I have found that when you get into these ruts, the best thing you can do is PAINT. Skip the drawing/sketching portion and get your hand and brain into the flow of painting. But if you are anything like me, this can be intimidating.
I don’t know why but having sort sort of lines on the paper makes me feel safe and slightly in control. That’s why I’ve created templates for you guys. If you find yourself in a slump and need a pick me up, just take the template and trace it onto your watercolor paper to start painting along with me. Alright, now that that’s out of the way…let’s go ahead and jump into setting up our painting.
FIRST: Buy the template from my Esty Shop
SECOND: TRACE & INK
After you’ve traced your template onto your watercolor paper, you can either choose to ink the drawing with a micron pen (I really like the size 005 but this is totally up to you) or you can chose to have a more natural look and leave the pencil lines alone.
The next step you will want to complete is stretching you paper. Since we are going to be using a lot of water for this painting I highly recommend doing this step. (Film Taping your paper to the block)
Want to learn more! Check out the video below!