Simple Bus Ride Sketch

Watercolor Painting | Blue-haired whimsical Girl

I quickly watercolor painted this whimsical girl on a bus ride home from my son’s Mackinaw Island class trip. It was a challenging experiment, considering the frequent sway and bump of the road. I loaded my seat with my carry on luggage, made a makeshift table, balanced my watercolor paints, and sketched fast. Using an Elegant Writer and a little water, I shaded her face, then colored in her features with an inexpensive travel set of Koi watercolor paints.

It was the first time I ever painted in a moving vehicle. She turned out fine, all things considered. BusRideGirl3(Click on thumbnail for full-resolution image)

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