Seashell surprise

A quick watercolor sketch from my art journal, brought to you by the mighty Inktense pencil (outline) and my Cotman travel watercolor palette.

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I’m enjoying the freedom of taking the color in whatever direction I choose. It feels more like creating to me, and allows me to be more expressive, something I’m reaching toward in my artwork.

I wish you a joyful September Wednesday. (Even just typing the word “September” makes me happy!) Peace.

53 thoughts on “Seashell surprise

  1. I’m impressed how you use Inktense pencils – I’ve never got to grips with them. The colour is too vibrant, even artificial-looking, for my taste. Perhaps I’m trying to draw the wrong things with them and should choose my subjects more carefully.

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  2. Oh, I´m also so happy that it´s September now!!! Can´t wait to get back to Germany where it´s raining already! Good for my garden! Your shell is really beautiful, I like the pastel tones of the watercolor!!! I also like that the shell is sharp-edged and the background kind of blurry. That gives it something photographic. Really nice work, Laura!!! 💕🐚

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