[:en]These are the last pages from Easter. Both of them are favorites. Drawing my hair in sepia was awesome, I never worked only with one color and it has been an amazing experience! I’m thinking in doing this more often. This flower pattern was inspired […]
When I received my watercolors I decided to make a palette with all the colors my set had. While it was super simple I really liked painting this.
The photos were taken with my analog camera because at the time I didn’t have my digital. I tried to focus for the first photo the brushes and for the second capture both the brushes and the paper. Having a SLR gives me the opportunity to do this kind of stuff which is always so much fun![:pt]
Quando recebi as minhas aguarelas decidi fazer uma palette com todas as cores que ela tinha. Embora simples gostei bastante de pintar isto. As fotos foram tiradas com a analógica porque na altura estava sem a minha digital. Tentei focar na primeira os pinceis e depois capturar tanto os pinceis como a folha. Ter uma SLR permite fazer das coisas e é sempre divertido![:]
[:en]In February my mom gave me a super special present. A watercolor travel set. It’s perfect for me since I’ve been using those huge watercolors for children and having something more “professional” made me want to learn more about watercolor. I’m always dreaming about having these amazing skills I see on other blogs everyday and it’s easy to feel sad when I feel so far away from that level. But the truth is: they practiced a lot and they keep practicing.
So I’ll keep practicing too, hoping to be more and more everyday.
[:pt]Em Fevereiro a minha mãe deu-me um presente super especial. Um conjunto de aguarelas. É perfeito para mim porque até aí andava a usar aquelas aguarelas de criança e ter algo mais “profissional” deu-me mais vontade de aprender mais sobre aguarelas. Ando sempre a sonhar em ter tanto talento como as pessoas que escrevem os blogs que leio todos os dias. É fácil sentir-me triste quando me sinto tão distante desses níveis mas a verdade é que elas para chegarem onde estão agora praticaram muito e continuam todos os dias a praticar e a melhorar.
Por isso eu também irei continuar a treinar, esperando melhorar todos os dias.
[:en]I had a guest post this Monday on punk projects! Go check it out 🙂
Since I haven’t posted any tutorial here lately here’s the post:
For this, you’ll need an old clock and watercolor materials (paint and paper).
I found the perfect clock for this lying around in my garage!
First thing you need to do is take the clock apart, for me this was the most difficult thing to do because I couldn’t remove the clear top.
When you’ve all the little pieces be sure to store them somewhere safe so you don’t lose them.
Remove the paper and use it to trace in the watercolor paper (or use the clear top as I did).
Cut it and have fun! I did something pretty simple: I wrote the numbers name in portuguese. More ideas to draw: little symbols that indicate what you usually do on those hours, an intricate design with nothing to do with the clock, a small story that happens in exactly 12 hours (something like the tv show 24 😉 ). Besides watercoloring you could embroider the numbers, it’d look so awesome! There are so many things you can do to give a new life to your old clock!
Just remember to have fun 🙂 Cath