Thank you! You know, I would like to learn traditional watercolour too, though. Since you are a great traditional artist, do you have any experience in that technique? I have tried just very few times, and I find the standard technique of shading veeery booring. -.- You have to study each f*cking stroke, you can't make ONE mistake, because if you do you just have to throw the whole thing away, you can't paint "over" stuff because it's transparent... way too complex and restraining, nothing is spontaneous. I should probably go for a more "free" way of using it, and maybe later try again with the "academic" way, but I fear I will just mess things up.
I agree that watercolour is fussy and requires too much planning. I envy people who can paint a beautiful gold fish or a horse in 2 or 3 brush strokes. I've done a few watercolour pieces but I tend to experiment and use it improperly (meaning it ends up looking opaque). These are my watercolour attempts: [link][link][link] None of them really look like watercolours because I applied the paint too thickly.
These 2 study pages are a little better: [link][link] But I still cheated because I painted them on canvas paper instead of watercolour paper (no worries about the paper buckling ).
Those are actually very good, if you ask me! I would use watercolour waaay more 'improperly', I fear. Uhm, maybe using canvas paper could be a useful idea. I usually tape the paper to a board to avoid the buckling...
Grazie! Perfezionabile è comunque un giudizio positivo, vuol dire che si può riusare. Sì, decisamente non si può scambiare con un acquarello tradizionale, ma non non avevo nemmeno la pretesa, di ottenere quel risultato. xD (se il risultato sperato è quello, tanto vale prendere carta e pennelli veri e darsi da fare xD)