365 Days of Art: Day 82 – Finishing “Hollow Hills” Watercolor Painting

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

Tonight, I finished up the Hollow Hills watercolor painting from Dreamscapes Fantasy Worlds by Stephanie Pui-Mun Law that I’ve been working on. I did the final work on the children. I’m so glad to be done with this so I can go on to more complex projects.

Things I learned:

  • I want to start working in bigger scale. Seriously, my big toe could cover these children. I’m tired of tiny brush work.
  • I need a new white gel pen. Mine ran out from all the Christmas cards I did, and I couldn’t do any highlights on the kid’s clothes.
  • I don’t put as much heart into doing other people’s things. If this were mine, I would have spent extra time adding detail, but I wanted to get it over with.

Here is the finished product. I put the author’s work down below for comparison. Obviously, I have a long way to go.

This is mine.
This is hers.

I get to start a new watercolor project tomorrow! So excited! Have a great evening everyone!

Daily Yoga: Today I did this Yoga with Tim video. Not a lot of strength training but good for hip openers. Definitely a good choice since my back is still a little sore.


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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