Stretching hurts..

On the left, my experiment. On the right: a page from the book "Masters of Fashion Illustration" by David Downton.

On the left, my experiment. On the right: a page from the book "Masters of Fashion Illustration" by David Downton.

I purchased some fashion illustration books a few months ago.. not because I want to draw fashion (although it is really cool to look at) but because I am a little fascinated by the abstract portions of the drawings as well as watercolors.

Yah. Watercolor paint.

So, Julie....who hates drawing and has never drawn anything, jumps in and starts to attempt to draw fashion sketches and then paint them. In a class with a ton of talented illustrators no less... >gulp< I made about 12 drawings.. I threw some in the trash...I scribbled, I erased.. I am happy to report that I did see improvement in my sketches starting in about sketch #3.. progress. I was happy. Dude....I am no fashion illustrator.

So no...I am not going to start drawing ladies, or dresses...but I thought since I have an interest in fashion, slopping some watercolor on some dress sketches couldn't be so bad. Why the watercolor in the first place?

My inner voice...my voice.... is telling me to incorporate the watercolor into my acrylic work. How? Not sure.. but I know now that if my voice talks, I need to listen...

So the watercolors will stay out on the table... what's your voice telling you these days?