Whoo boy. Lemme be real with you guys for a moment. If you don't mind.
About 10 minutes ago I was SO ready to throw this thing out. I hated it. I know I'm not super experienced with watercolor or anything, but man do I struggle with Ecoline. I'm hoping using better paper will help (like actual, specific watercolor paper) but more practice is needed as well.
I felt so down on myself, like really, really down. That annoying "I should be better than this by now" thought kept coming up in my head.
But then I started thinking "No. I can't always do a good job and be satisfied with EVERYTHING." Then "I need to make mistakes. Failures need to happen. I need to allow them and sometimes find ways to turn them around." And I started feeling a little better.
Keeping that last thought with me, I took out my colored pencils and white gel pen and began touching the picture up after adding some of the lineart. And boy did it make a difference!!! I am so much more pleased with it now.
It was supposed to be a simple watercolor sketch, but as always I went a little too far with it to be satisfied. But that's okay. What matters is I not only got it done, but I'm happy with it and learned something:
Mixed media is great and I should take advantage of my various tools more. My power will be maximum. That is all. #higurashi #rikafurude #ecoline
Edit: also I really need to start taking pics of the art before I add colors so I can remmeber what the sketch looked like.