After my frustration at Kiva Tearoom, I decided I needed to go back and just play with washes. Middle of the night I read suggestions from several watercolor books on washes. I sketched the Zazen Cats, fun images I come back to occasionally.
The Purple Zazen Cat was a good trial — I like the way the colors play but I think I tried too many colors at once. I am by nature impatient.
Red Zazen Cat I took more time, and let the colors completely dry,
before the next wash was applied. I dribbled and dabbed paints into the washes as they were drying. In short, I had fun and it showed. (I still wish I didn’t have to wait so long.) THIS is what I wanted to do with Kiva Tearoom!
I think Red Cat will become a card on Redbubble!
Aquabee Super Deluxe OR Stillman & Birn Beta Series (red cat) journals,
with a Pentalic 2B woodless pencil, Platinum Carbon pen, Pentel Brush pen,
and Daniel Smith and QoR watercolor paints.
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