Now that I am trying to get back into my right brain and be creative, I am having difficulty figuring out what to do. I decided to join a hand drawn or painted atc swap for Bible verses. I much enjoy watercolor, so I pulled out my paints and papers. I also used my watercolor pencils. The pencils are a little harder for me to use, and I feel like I don’t get the detail I like with them. I have never had any formal training on them, and I am not sure many people use them. I did have fun playing with them and trying new things. One thing I did notice was I used cheaper paper, and it was harder to get the paint to stay where I wanted it to. The paint kept blending into each other, or evening out where the paper was wet. Where as the paper I had left over from college would absorb the paint/water with the amount of pressure applied. But, I bought a whole packet of paper, so I must use it. I will be on the lookout for a better quality paper, because it does make a difference!
What are some other tips you have for getting a quality image with watercolors?