Art it Up! (51) – Sea Hag with watercolors

July 9, 2015 Art it Up! 11

Fan Art Up buttonArt it Up! is a weekly feature hosted by Tabitha @ Not Yet Read. It is dedicated to showcasing our Art. It could be inspired by a book or some other entertainment media or even just whatever artistic thing you’ve done that week. Break out those dusty art supplies!

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This week’s art

I’ve actually been on a major art kick again since Anya visited back at the end of June. She wanted to do some artsy stuff so we watercolored and then I got the huge doodle bug again and started carrying around my watercolor paper and pencil everywhere.  Currently I’m up to 21 of my doodles watercolored. My new goal is to get to about 100 or at least fill this big box I have by the end of the year. I had these crazy goals to get all sorts of art projects done this year for a craft fair at the end of the year but yeah that is likely not going to happen. I’m still going to try to get into the craft fair to sell stuff but I won’t have nearly as much stuff.

Ok onto what you see below. I doodled this lovely Sea Hag and decided to watercolor her. Bear with me I’m still learning. I wanted it to have a sort of watery look. But I didn’t love how it turned out.

Sea Hag art


So I decided to do it again after watching some tutorial vids and doing an exercise out of a Stephanie Pui-Mun Law watercolor how to book (which turned out horribly ugly lol) Anyways. So I drew another Sea Hag and really liked her …but didn’t love my watercolor job again. I’ll likely draw her again on Thursday and go for round three. Or maybe I’ll just draw her again and wait a week or two lol.

Sea Hag Art 2

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Random Doodles of the Week

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This Week’s Crafty AGGRAVATION!

I’m still learning and perfecting watercolor techniques and it is sooo aggravating when things don’t turn out the way I want them to. All the online tutorials make it look so easy. But sometimes I want to bang my head on the table!! Oh I’m trying out some different hair styles for my doodles, more detailed and flowy and I really like the way it is making the doodles look!! – but it takes so much time and lots of erasing.

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When I'm in the zone I can flip book pages faster than the eye can see - screaming "More Input!" I'm a book, yarn, & art supply hoarding goblin who loves to draw, make toys and craft all sorts of creepy cute things. My current habit is to listen to audio books while I'm arting it up!
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11 Responses to “Art it Up! (51) – Sea Hag with watercolors”

  1. Kel @ Booked til Tuesday

    I’m loving the lines! Your doodles are always so cute! As far as color, I wonder what it would look like with more a light gradiation–brighter at the top, closer to the sun, and darker at the bottom. Or maybe with more of those wavy white highlights for the light shining through the water…though I suppose sea hags live a little too deep for much light to penetrate. Hmm, well, whatever you do, I’m sure it will look wonderful!
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  2. Danya @ Fine Print

    YAY you’re back! The sea witch drawings look great, hopefully third time’s the charm with the watercolour and you like how they turn out. 🙂 I know what you mean about online tutorials…can’t even express the number of things on Pinterest that I’ve tried and completely mucked up. I just do not have your crafting abilities!
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  3. Silvara

    I like your first try best. The hair looks like it’s dripping with water, and the 2nd try doesn’t look as good to me. Had you not put them side by side, I would say I liked the 2nd one fine though.

    The colors/style in the 2nd pic would make good under-water, or shadowy accents. So maybe mix both way you did it in one picture?
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