Tea and Zebras

 

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So today we have a bit of stripes and polkadots going on!  One is an ink drawing of a zebra with little other activity “creatively speaking,” but still it’s super fun to not let things get too complicated while studying the structure of realistic subject matter.  “Brevity is the soul of wit,” as they say!  Anyway, the painting above it was done strictly in watercolor.  The person for whom it was made for loves tea and the color yellow.  I made the background the inverse of the tea cup in order to fill up that negative space.  In both, I skipped the crazy splatters and traded them in for a more reserved approach.  Splatters are a great way to “cheat” one’s way into making a good painting, but I wanted to keep my methods fresh, so I don’t have to be dependent on drips and splishes as much as I love them!

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