Wednesday, January 27, 2010

IF -Clumsy

Sometimes our efforts to save time end up costing us more!

I had a few ideas for this weeks word, but this is the one I chose to illustrate. I am not completely happy with this, but most of my illos are experimental anyway, so I can't complain too much! I am still learning how to control the watercolor like I want it, especially when adding shadows to clothing. I tried to compensate with pencils, but not quite what I was after.
On to the next one! : )

5 comments:

Susan Beth Studio said...

Nice try with the watercolors Tom, they are very difficult to get used to, but looks like you're doing fine! This guy could be my husband - very appropriate, we haven't even gotten all our Christmas decorations down yet!

Susan Beth Studio said...

Forgot to mention, love your header!

Tom Barrett said...

Thanks, Susan!

We just took ours down 2 weeks ago, but we still have wreaths on the doors! :P

Jose said...

Ha, yeah .. I'm trying to learn watercolors as well. Very hard to get used to for someone who has rarely used brushes.

I like the irony of him noticing that one bulb falling, when soon it'll all come crashing down =)

Jan said...

Really nice piece- I'm battling with watercolours too!
In the UK we have an old superstition that you must take the decorations down on or before 6th Jan! (12 days after Christmas). I can relate to this accident - happens all to frequently in a house with 3 kids and too many toys!
Thanks for your kind comments on my blog!