I have been so much fun painting watercolors for The Graphics Fairy. However there has been a bit of a learning curve.
Watercolors are so different than my tried-and-true acrylics. From the beginning of my painting ‘career’ my goal was to make things look realistic.
Problem is . . . that’s not the goal with watercolors.
Watercolors are light and soft and ethereal. Or at least they can be. I have friend whose watercolors are incredibly lifelike.
When I painted these wreaths I fell into my natural rhythm of vibrant, bright flowers. Then I started googling and googling. And googling. The watercolor flower wreaths on Etsy and Pinterest and every other popular site are light and soft, without much detail.
I had no choice due to deadline issues but to send these over to Karen at TGF. She felt the same way I did – but didn’t come right out and say it – these wreaths were too detailed compared to the other watercolors they use. I wasn’t even sure they could use them but she assured me they would.
Boy, was I surprised.
This is just a taste of what they did with my colorful wreaths! Seriously. Head over and see all the amazing graphics they made with my watercolor flower wreaths.
From the time I started painting it was always my dream for people to use my art rather than just hang it on a wall. (But that’s great too!) I never dreamed that this could happen – all kinds of graphic images, cards, Photoshop brushes (I don’t even know what those are) and digital washi tape.
DIGITAL WASHI TAPE?!? Who’d of thunk it?
There’s definitely a reason why Karen is called the graphics fairy!
I hope you head over and take a peek at all the pretties and amazing graphics she made.
Meanwhile, I’ve been painting more watercolors. A lot more. And they’re softer and looser . . . and quicker! I’m not to the level where I can give you and actual tutorial. Mainly because I have absolutely no idea what I’m doing. Except I’m having fun.
By the way, these wreaths will be available to all of you here as printables. Nothing fancy since I know how to do, oh, about three things in Photoshop. But I’ll get them to you soon.
What type of watercolors would you like to see? I can’t guarantee I have the skill set but I’m always open to your suggestions!