I had already seen Charlie's fantasy fish duo before I sat down to paint my own little fishy. Lol, and I guess I was more than a little inspired by how his turned out, because I ended up painting my own fantasy fish with lots of swirly fins.
Big beautiful eyes...
Giraffes are huge and I mean "wth that's just not possible" huge. Something I never really realized when I saw them on nature shows. I mean I saw them eating leaves from the top of trees and part of me realized that meant they weren't short little things. But it still didn't really register until I went on a field trip to the zoo with my daughter when she was in kindergarten.
I didn't know our local zoo had gotten a couple of giraffes until we got the their enclosure. So we are standing there and they are clear on the far side of their area, and yes they looked a little bigger than I expected. Then they wandered over to check out the kids.
And I was just awestruck. They weren't just big they were ginormous. I am not a short lady and I didn't even come up to their shoulders. Which meant there was still a whole bunch of giraffe left to measure. One of them dipped his/her head down and I got to his/her incredibly big beautiful eyes. And the ridiculously long blue tongue. I have pretty much been fascinated with giraffes ever since.
Painting outside the lines is a freeing and exciting experience to allow the colors to interact and it is a great way to be bold in painting in watercolor. This is one of the lessons that you will learn in my latest Skillshare class, Loosen Up Your Watercolor Painting. Have you joined the giveaway yet? It's so simple to join! Details here: https://www.instagram.com/p/Bt5PQfPFW4H/
The flower captured my interest because of its bright colors and the long slender details within the bell-shaped petals. I really enjoyed highlighting the beauty of it by painting outside of its contour. 🌷
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