So, in a fit of stress and retail therapy I said dumb things like, "watercolors must be cheap and easy right?" and bought some based on some recommendations online. Turns out they are neither, but they ARE a lot of fun. So I'm HAPPY to have critiques, but honestly I know my stuff is poor in a lot of ways right now. I have not sat down and drawn or colored anything since elementary school, and I've barely doodled since high school. Seeing as that was 15+ years ago, and I was terrible then, I'm honestly just pleased things are coming out as nice as they are. So this little corner of the internet is more to keep me doing it than anything. I've enjoyed it a lot, and have even started to try and learn how to sketch, as obviously being able to draw will translate over.
Big things I'd love are any more resources on color mixing or tips, I'm making some pictures that I like ok, but I'm having a really hard time matching colors for some things like the koroks. I'm just barely starting to make blacks I find acceptable. (Specifically I got the student level winsor & newtons with: Alizarin Crimson Hue, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Cadmium Red Hue, Cadmium Red Pale, Cadmium Yellow, Cerulean Blue Hue, Chinese White, Lemon Yellow, Purple Lake, Sap Green, Ultramarine, Viridian Hue and Yellow Ochre, if that guides any advice)
Enough stalling, here are the first attempts, in the order they happened!
For being the very first thing ever, I was just happy it was at all a bird, if not at ALL like my reference photo of a tufted titmouse...
Semi following youtube tutorials for wet on wet work for a sunset
Going way too hard, way too fast for a jellyfish
Realizing that pokemon have some shading, but not too much, and are designed to be drawn by children
Still upset I derped the eye so hard
Ya-ha-ha! Again the colors are not at ALL what I'd hoped, but once they started to veer I tried to run with it and make something still a little pleasing to look at.
Please let me know if I shouldn't be dumping this around much more practiced artists, or if I've made the formatting terrible.
Quick edit to mention I've currently only got the one decent brush, a size 8 round but should have a 1/4 flat and a size 4 rigger coming that will give me all I should need for a while between doing big washes, everything in between, and some better capacity for long fine lines.