Friday, July 28, 2017

Art: A Jizō For Ava's Birthday

A Jizō For Ava's Birthday: Watercolor pencils on cold press.

Today is my birthday. When I drew and painted this, I did it for myself. I also hadn't realized up until now that I'd progressed to the point where I was butting my head against the limitation of non-artist grade watercolor pencils, even very good ones like Caran d'Ache's Fancolors.

I think I'll go for Caran d'Ache's Museum Aquarelle line, expensive as they are. I came up with a spreadsheet to show which colors are in which sets, which others may find helpful!

I thought about expounding on the creation of this particular piece. But apart from linking to the original photo reference (By Urashimataro (Own work) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons), everything else is about this piece is incredibly private to me.

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