These are the teacups I finished up today
(except for the 2nd from the left which is Jean's).
The most useful information I gleaned from her tutorial
was in the preparation of the image and in the sketching of it.
I feel well equipped to try painting people now,
which is something I've never really been able to do.
In part 2, she goes into an extensive explanation of the watercolor technique,
which if you haven't tried watercoloring, she covers basically everything.
The only difference in our approaches is her use of frisket or mask.
I have never done this.
I was "taught" to use the water and the whiteness of the paper to get the transparency and highlights I need (I say "taught," but certainly don't mean "taught correctly").
My work is also maybe a little bit fussier and detailed than hers.
I always envy the artist who can freely play, and Jean clearly is just that.
She is also an excellent explainer of the process ... I highly recommend that you try your hand at this.
Her tutorial is a great place to start.
I look forward to next week, which I hear is People!
click HERE for Jean's tutorial: "Watercolor Teacups"
and HERE for her "Watercolor Excercises" post