First of all, thank you so much for your comments on the previous articles. I really love that this blog can be a place for sharing, with interesting creative exchanges!
Thanks for being a part of it, reacting and sharing your point of view, your experience! 😀😘
Today, I would like to share with you a video I made when doing some India sketches as a prep for my future watercolor workshop there. (Hiiiiii, so excited!!!! 😆)
That’s a 15 mn loose watercolor sketch of the Taj Mahal. 😊 The video is 5 mn long, though, as I speeded up some parts. 😉
I hope it will be interesting for you to watch! 😊
I admit that it’s interesting for me, too, because it’s a chance to take a step back and to consider how I work with another perspective.
I would say that we could note :
– How I start painting the sky to create the negative shape of the Taj Mahal, which is a white building.
– How I use a lot of water and melted colors to get some great granulations in the sky and some smooth running melting shapes for the trees.
– How there is a gradation of color and value (light to dark), for my color choices, to paint the monument.
Indeed, I start using a light bright yellow to sketch the building structure and some big shadows. I use, next, a reddish brown color, especially for the holes, to give depth to the sketch. Then, I finish with a darker color (dark brown) for some last thin details and some small shadows. We really see the building gaining volume and depth as I sketch, don’t you think?! ☺️
When doing it, I was worrying that it could be too loose but, at last, I rather like it this way. What do you think? Do you like such a loose style?!
Wouldn’t you find fascinating to be able to paint a monument like the Taj Mahal within 15 mn?! 😝
Enjoy painting!! 😀