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Hey there, fellow artists!
I'm easing back into my regular work routine after my trip to Canada and really wanted to make some time for a watercolor illustration I could have fun with. Of course, I went for food!
Whilst in Toronto, I took a few pictures of food items I ordered at restaurants and cafes. I thought this sandwich would be a good one to get back into the flow of painting after my break!
Today's blog post will be a short one, but stay tuned for next Friday's post/YouTube video, because a meatier article related to how I stayed creative during my trip is in the works! I'll be sharing specific tips to make traveling both enjoyable AND productive as an artist!
Watercolor Painting Process
This is the original picture I took at the restaurant.
Before starting with the painting process, I sketched an outline drawing lightly, making sure to take advantage of my space on the large sheet of watercolor paper I set out to use. I wanted to challenge myself to create a larger illustration and went for a large 50 x 50 cms. of Canson Montval watercolor paper (185 g/m²).
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I wanted to enjoy myself with this illustration, but I also wanted to push myself and make it a bit more on the realistic side. Due to this, I knew I was going to have to work in layers and be patient until I arrived at the desired effect.
The whole illustration took me about four hours to create, counting drying times in between layers.
I had a great time painting this sandwich and this piece will be a wonderful reminder of my trip to Toronto.
Thanks so much for dropping by today!
4/11/2018 09:54:08 pm
Thank you for an idea. I never thought about taking puctures of everything.
4/12/2018 08:32:59 am
Hi Mary! Great to see you over here! :)
4/12/2018 12:50:28 pm
I like to take pictures thru each section. Then. i decide where I have to add shading where is where my weakness is. Practicing on white also.
4/12/2018 12:54:09 am
Dear Erika I love the way you paint and the advises you give to us, beginners. Thank you so much.
4/12/2018 08:34:46 am
4/12/2018 08:11:50 am
Oh my goodness I just adore this art work. I am so glad you shared it.
4/12/2018 08:36:01 am
7/18/2022 06:32:38 am
Taking pictures of everything is an excellent idea. I never thought about it before.
7/22/2022 03:29:12 pm
10/23/2022 04:08:31 am
This is such a beautiful piece of art. I am so glad you shared it with us.
10/23/2022 11:24:21 am
You're very kind. Thank you for popping by!
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