Artwork of the day: Happy Family

You might have seen my inspiration post recently, where I told you about lovely Kiana Underwood, her sweet family photos and her awesome blog Tulipina.

You might have also noticed that my inspiration posts turn into drawing / artwork of the day posts sooner or later 🙂

This time I was working with one of my favorite media – watercolors. The challenge was with using my paintbrushes. Apparently, I have either big ones that are great for the background, but not so good for smaller objects, or really thin one for the tiniest details. I had few in the middle, but they were synthetic brushes and while they’re great for acrylic paints, with watercolors they just don’t work the way I want them to work. I’ll need to buy few more kolinsky sable paintbrushes on my next trip to the art store.This time I tried to solve the problem by using only the tip of the brush for the faces and clothing.

I’m overall pleased with the result and I enjoyed painting this sketch. While it may not be a 100% photocopy and that wasn’t the point of this watercolor sketch anyway. The point was to show emotions, closeness, family ties and holding on to each other and to me that is a way to build a happy family.

         Artwork of the day - Happy Family by One Happy Blog

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10 thoughts on “Artwork of the day: Happy Family

  1. Natella, I think you conveyed the mood you wanted to tremendously! It is a lovely sketch! For tiny details I have a few of the tiniest size brushes I can find; one is size 000. The sable brushes are nice for sure!

    • Thank you so much, Patsy, for your kind words! 🙂
      I’m usually very critical about my own works, so it’s such a bliss to hear nice things about them 🙂

      That’s a great advice you gave re the brush for tiny details 🙂 I’ll check it out on my next trip to the art store!

      Have a lovely day! 🙂

      • You’re welcome! I think we are all more hard on ourselves than we probably should be. I know I am! But slowly I’m learning not to be. It’s nice to hear the encouragement of other artists! Your work is amazing!

        And I hope you find the brushes you want! 🙂

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