Why every art instructor thinks that doing the first project in black and white and of a still life is a necessity, I'm still not sure. I'm a bit intimidated by the water media because it just kind of wants to do whatever it wants to do and the artist doesn't seem to have much control. While there are ways of controlling the media, it often times seems to have a mind of its own. The black and white project was then to be turned into a color of the same subject, and though I thought the color would be easier, I think I struggled more putting things together with color than I did with black and white.
|Not a great picture, but here's the first black and white project for Watermedia|
|Color version, though much smaller, of the same objects|