365 Days of Art: Day 2 – A Teapot

The challenge: Create some form of visual art, no matter how small, each day for a full year.

No time for drawing today (except for drawing the teapot below), but I did make sure to get some watercolor in. This is another exercise from Watercolor Success in Four Steps by Marina Bakasova. Today’s project was a teapot with polka dots. I’m not a big fan of polka dots, but I’m trying to exercise discipline by drawing and painting stuff I don’t really want to paint. She wanted us to use masking fluid, and I discovered something. Two-year-old masking fluid doesn’t really work well. It’s not even actual fluid. My polka dots might be embraced by Dali, but trust me, no one else will be giving them a hug. I practiced lifting on the bottom two that ended up looking like smudges. So newly gained knowledge: use new masking fluid. Anyhow, here’s the result. Mine’s on the right.

My teapot with drunk polka dots…

I decided to put the highlights on the right of the teapot instead of the left. I figured since the light source was coming from the right, that would be where the shine would be located.

Day 2 is in the books. I’m looking forward to seeing that number grow to 2 and even 3 digits. Vacation starts tomorrow, so that will be a bit challenging, but I’m packing a travel art set. 🙂 Cheers, everyone.

About M. B. Weston

M. B. Weston is an award-winning fantasy, pulp, young adult, steampunk, and paranormal author. Her attention to procedure and detail gives her works an authentic gritty, military feel that takes an adventure tale to the level of a true page-turner. Weston’s writing attracts both fantasy and non-fantasy readers, and her audience ranges from upper-elementary students to adults. A gifted orator, Weston has been invited as a guest speaker to numerous writing and science fiction/fantasy panels at conventions across the US, including DragonCon, BabelCon, NecronomiCon, and Alabama Phoenix Festival. She has served on panels with such authors as Sherrilyn Kenyon, J. F. Lewis, Todd McCaffrey, and Jonathan Maberry. Weston has spoken to thousands of students and adults about the craft of writing and has been invited as the keynote speaker at youth camps and at several schools throughout the US.
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