The next post chronologically in my actually-blogging-the-backlog-of-monthly-challenges series is the June Scrawlr Box.
I got very excited when I opened the June box – watercolours! I’ve been learning to paint with watercolours – blog post impending – so this was really interesting.
The box contained a Daler-Rowney Aquafine Travel Set, a white Posca pen, two Faber Castell Polychromo pencils (also exciting, I have a full set of these that I will one day learn to use properly), a Staedtler Noris erasable coloured pencil and a sample of Langton Prestige 300gsm watercolour paper.
Step one – swatching time.
Step two – dome shaped monster. Obviously.
I really will get round to making them a species at some point. Maybe. Probably. Eventually.
Then I did a pretty rainbow flower I’d seen on Pinterest, and a sunset sky, also seen on Pinterest.
On the watercolour paper I did two pieces. A larger version of the sunset, and another sunset with a silhouette.
The silhouette was supposed to be a unicorn, but the first attempt was very very bad. I had tried it without a reference. Which was a mistake. I ended up correcting it a little to make it a cat-type creature thing.
I also did a little rainbow mandala thing while waiting for layers to dry.
The featured artist for this month was Joana Fi.
Overall it was a brilliant box. I prefer my Sakura Koi watercolours, but these are pretty awesome too.
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