Tuesday, September 28, 2010
It is important that I'm able to clearly distinguish edges when first applying watercolor paint. The water tends to dissolve pencil lines so that if they are not dark enough before beginning to paint, one can easily lose the intended image. The direction of lines in this painting are crucial because they all vanish to where the left wing connects the moth's body, so this morning I spent considerable time and effort refining the drawing and darkening edges.
I'm satisfied with the preliminary drawing now. The painting process is ready to begin.
Enjoy your Tuesday,