Until I found one of my favorite new artists that does incredible time-lapse paintings with ink and watercolor (Mary Doodles). I did one painting in watercolor a few months after that, and then moved on to this project. Instead of being a time-lapse video it was a series of stills put together in video form.
Here's how it went....
Step 1: Sketch Your Drawing
This drawing I did slowly, drawing it in pieces with the kids over a couple of weeks. Whenever we had time to draw, I worked on it, and continued adding pieces to it.
Step 2: Add Watercolor
My advice that I can give beyond that:
**Add the water with the brush first where you want the paint to go AND then add the color. The paint will go exactly where the water goes and no where else.
**Let the paint dry a bit (not completely dry) before you add another color IF you are looking to build and add shading. If you do it when the paint is still very wet, you may loose the initial color.
Paint pieces at a time...
Step 3: Finish Off the Background
One piece of advice...don't sign your name or date while the paint is still wet. It will obviously smear. I should have thought about it. Doi.
About Miscelleana Rhinehart:
She enjoys painting and writing, and often she writes for Long Island Nissan shoppers and other interesting topics.