Posting a little clip of my watercoloring process for the fiddle leaf fig tree illustration that I posted last week 🙂 That little strip of paper above the illustration is scrap paper that I use to swatch all my colors before I start painting. Once all the colors are decided, I like to paint a light wash (starting with the lightest shade of color), then I'll continue to add darker layers on top until I feel like I've captured enough depth/dimension in the illustration. This video only captures the first two "layers" of the leaves, but I usually go back at least 3-4x before I'm done with a piece. I know it's hard to catch here (video is 12x speed), but I use both wet on wet and wet on dry techniques. I'll post the finished piece when it's done!
I was also wondering - would you guys be interested if I did a live story of me painting an illustration like this? What other things would you like to learn more about? Let me know in a comment below! 😊 #100daysofjpmusings #the100dayproject #jpbotanicals #epchouseplants