Making process of Purple Iris.
Today, I drew a purple iris painting while waiting for spring to come soon. I drew this as part of an ongoing project, drawing with watercolor paints for $1.
I am most excited when I set the table before painting. Because I am looking forward to seeing what kind of picture will come out. A painting is the result of countless coincidences, energy and concentration meeting each other.
Today started with Chopin's music and a cup of black tea. Because of the habit of always keeping black tea close to the brush water cup, sometimes I drink black tea with paint instead of water to wash the brush.
I lightly sketched with a 2 HB graphite pencil.
Let's start with a lighter color. This time, I tried to adjust the light density. If it starts too blurry, it doesn't look like the purple I was expecting, so I increased the density a bit.
Then, with a fine brush, I finish the middle and dark areas and finish the details.
Here, I expressed the highlight with white acrylic paint.
Thinking about the overall balance, adjust the density again, and finish by arranging the details.
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Myungja Anna Koh