|House in the Hood|
Watercolor and gouache on Fluid Cold Press Watercolor paper, 140#
This self-directed art learning curve can be tricky. You can put in those 10,000 hours, but without a mentor/teacher, you can unintentionally learning some bad habits. In other words, it might take 20,000 hours. Or more.
Over the past couple of years I've taken numerous online courses through Sketchbook Skool, an organization I highly recommend. I'm also a member of the Facebook Sketchbook Skool Community, where people post their work. But it only this week occurred to me that I could ask the community members for some serious help on the painting above (see below for the earlier in-progress version).
Wow, did they have some great suggestions after I posted the composition below, which I felt was not coming together, and asked how to "fix" it. I know my final version above is still overworked, but I learned so much from their comments, and I think I can take what I've learned and try it all over again....if I want to....or apply this new knowledge to new compositions.
Here's what they suggested after looking at the painting below:
Thank you, Sketchbook Skool peer mentors!
Tuesday, May 8, 2018
Thank you, Sketchbook Skool
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