I’ve really taken my tutor’s advice to be playful to heart and I’m enjoying and overcoming my fear of experimenting. I’ve had some watercolour pencils for a while so thought I’d build on my ink work to try adding some colour.
In my sketchbook I tried dry then wet, wet on wet and wetting the page and using dry pencils on it to explore the effects. I then did two drawings of some tulips a friend bought me, the first one heavy on the ink for darks.
Next on proper watercolour paper I tried using darker pencils for the darks and painting in more of a background with some sploshes for effect. It bloomed in places so I have to practice controlling the right amount of water. Next time I’ll try the same but even looser to see what happens with even less line.