One of the reasons I like using crayons so much is that I have always found watercolours to be quite intimidating. I was talking to a friend the other day about how people just assume that since you went to deign school, you would already be an expert at drawing or painting. The only drawing I was taught in design school was fashion figures. The rest is all upto the individual to figure out.
Anyway, I was in the middle of cleaning and organising when I found this watercolour painting of a tree that I made a while back and thought I’d share it. Every time I look at it I am amazed that it was me who made it! I found a Youtube channel – Watercolor by Shibasaki and I cannot recommend it enough to anyone who is scared to pick up a brush and paints. He makes it so simple and easy to draw – this tutorial video is just five minutes long, and that’s just about how long it takes to make this.
And of course, I had to try it again in my crayons. I have to say, I had equal amounts of fun doing both!