I love watercolour paints! As an Artist Called Anyone, untrained and unconfident in painting and sketching, they are soothing on the eye, relaxing to use and easy to clean up!
If you liken art materials to learning an instruments they are the guitar of art materials. Even as a beginner, guitar has a soothing sound and you can whack out chords easily, even if you are not sounding every string exactly as you, or the chord chart intended.
So today I did introduce my pen and sketchbook and gave it a go, and I enjoyed it and went back for more. The good thing about pen is you can’t correct so you just have to go with it. Wonky perspective can just stay wonky. And wonky it is, and it is all good…
First I tried a castle, just making it up…
Then the couch
Then the advent calendar.
Your turn… Draw a picture of something you can see and fill it in with watercolours, or food colouring, or pencils or whatever you have to hand. Just give it a go, don’t look for excuses. Just go for it, you can do anything for 15 minutes!