During this project, we started out with the idea of putting and juxtaposing multiple pictures together in a single frame. After spending a while brainstorming over what to do, I decided to put together a fish bowl with a fish in it and a sail boat floating in the bowl. To begin I put together the pictures in photoshop to see how they would look together. After deciding they would look fine, I traced my photo onto wax paper, so that I could shade it onto watercolor paper. This method will help me in many projects to come because at this time, I am not the best sketcher. This way if I need to draw something, I can just use this strategy. After tracing the photo onto the watercolor paper, I completed my first draft.
In this draft, I only really focused on the lines instead of the shading that went along with it. You can see evidence of my mistake in the corner of the fishbowl. The shadows are only a line instead of a gradual shade from dark into water. Mr. Sevilla offered me some critique on both the shading as well as the fish. He taught me how to make the fish look scaly, along with making the shading from the body to a fin a bit more realistic. Taking the critique I got from him as well as a few other peers(who told me not to put the outline on the boat) I proceeded onto my second draft. In my second draft, I spent a little more time working with the amount of water I put on the brush to create better transitions from one color to another. I also decided to add color to the table as well as a shadow. This is how my second draft turned out.
I really like this draft because you can see the shadow beneath the bowl as well as on the sides of the bowl. Even though there were a few blemishes on my artwork, I was able to fix them by watering them out and spreading the blemish to wear it is not visible. The sailboat also looks very smooth and I like the color of the sail.