I did so much art during May because of the constant rainy weather that I decided to break up the drawings from the paintings for the month into two different posts. All of the pieces (except one) in this post are watercolor or as I found out through reading about watercolor, opaque watercolors. I am not keen on the results because the opaque watercolor doesn't have the bright luminescent qualities of transparent watercolor. Therefore I didn't finish all of the pieces I had started because I was not having fun.
The first three pieces are probably the best out of the lot. I painted them through some paint alongs that zladyluthien hosted on her Twitch channel. With the step by step instruction even the opaque watercolors seemed to behave fairly well.
After doing some other subjects and also realizing that trying to learn landscapes and watercolor at the same was probably not the best idea; I decided to go back to horses.
I felt ok about both of those and felt like the colors came out better. Thus I decided it was time to try painting our cats, Loki and Odin. These two I didn't finish because by this point I was getting quite frustrated since I had tried to paint another mountain range and galaxy which well...I didn't finish the galaxy one.
The last piece is one I did with gouache and was inspired by Ravanel's last drawing diary where she got inspired to draw close ups of feathers. This didn't turn out quite like I had planned but it was a good exercise anyway. I used too much water in the background which made it run. Oops. Noted for next time.