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Friday, 2 March 2018

Doodle in Watercolour



Watercolour has always been a favourite of mine. I love the way it blends on paper and the unpredictable nature it tends to have. Sometimes you just have to accept that you don’t always get what you want and just go with what you get.


Watercolour doesn’t work well on sketchbook paper, but it’s nice to add a bit of variety to one’s drawings. A touch of colour adds a bit of spice to a sketchbook, so I decided to flood a page with a little Permanent Rose and some Cerulean Blue then draw some shapes on top.


Here’s the result. I think it works well. I like the overall effect.




 Have a great weekend and a super PPF.  


This post is Linked to Paint Party Friday. 

28 comments:

  1. It's gorgeous John. Love the colours. Happy PPF, hugs, Valerie

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  2. I think it works very well. Wonderful shapes, I love the organic feel of them.

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    1. Thank you, Nordljus. I really enjoy drawing organic shapes.

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  3. I love it! It is lovely...plus I love how water crinkles paper :)

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  4. so beautiful John. I love that you put down the watercolor wash first then doodled over it! Happy PPF!

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    1. Hi, Linda. Thank you. Laying the paint down first seems to work really well.

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  5. Very beautiful effect again this week, John. I think I am going to try to learn more about negative painting! Impressive.

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    1. Thank you, Gloria. I don't think about it too much. I just get on with it and see what happens.

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  6. Love your doodles and watercolors are my favs too. Have you ever tried a sketchbook from the Zeta series ( Stillman & Birn) ? Lovely smooth and heavy paper that tolerate quite an amount of water.

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    1. Thank you, Laila. I haven't tried those, but I'll look them up.

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  7. LOVE this! It's so cool looking, and the black brings out the vibrancy of the colours beautifully. Great work!

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    1. Thank you, denthe. I like watercolour and ink, of course the purists might not agree. Each to their own.

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  8. Lovely and colorful doodle creation!

    Happy Weekend to you,
    A ShutterBug Explores,
    aka (A Creative Harbor)

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  9. John, This is AWESOME! I have just started playing with watercolors and doodles. You have a great idea with coloring the whole page! Have a wonderful week!

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    1. Thank you, Rasz. Have fun with the watercolour.

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  10. Looks really amazing! It actually reminds me a 1960s music poster, that sort of style. Fabulous!

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    1. Hi, Sal. Thank you for commenting. I thought it looked a bit 60's, too. I love all that psychedelic stuff though, so maybe that's a good thing.

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  11. I love this effect! It has that 60's vibe but I also see the bottom of the sea. Well done my friend.

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    1. Thank you, Nicole. I thought it had a 60's feel to it, too.

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  12. a great idéa to add watercolor to the sketch. I like it!

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    1. Hi, NatureFootstep. Thank you for commenting.

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  13. What a nice combination of colors and ink work in your journal!

    ~~ Irene

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