How to Use Tracing Paper in Watercolor Painting

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After the hard work of drawing the elements, I basically ruined everything by applying strong colors on the sky. I quickly realized (too late!) that I should have painted a wash or do a wet on wet technique to avoid the streaky effect. Somehow I was triggered by fear on how to start painting this huge sky… :| I tried to remedy the effect by removing the colors with a wet brush and tissue paper but the colors have already stained the paper. The last resort would be to re-draw everything but … Read More

34: Red Spice

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The past few days I was excited to help mom prep the chili. I was confident because I watched it done by chefs. I carefully drew the knife across the skin so that it opened in half. Feeling like a pro, I removed the seeds…using my bare fingers. What happened next was beyond my expectation. It was like my fingers have been dipped several times in boiling water. It leave me with a painful burning sensation that lasted for several hours. Half of … Read More

33: Elephant Family

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Many times I have caught myself in a cycle of wanting to please people with my art, comparing my work with that of many successful artists, wishing to make more money and joining the bandwagon of doing what you love. While there is nothing wrong with the above-mentioned, I find that art and the world in general is not about me at all. It is about honoring God with the work and skills he has given us and drawing others … Read More