For the month of July, I attempted the World Watercolor Month challenge. Last year, I tried it but failed after a week. 31 watercolor paintings later, I finished the challenge and here are a few of the paintings that I liked.
Unlike my Inktober 2017 attempt, I had no plans on what to paint each day. At first, I wanted to follow the official prompts but I couldn’t find the inspiration to work on the artwork based on the text for the day. I also considered practicing painting flowers – something that I really fail at. I also tried painting children’s book illustrations.
Eventually, I decided to paint anything that I feel like painting. I ended up painting mostly portraits (not really a surprise).
When I saw the #DrawInYourOwnStyle hashtags in Instagram, I decided to take on the challenge and incorporate it with my watercolor month attempt. The week after, I stumbled across Youtube videos related to RuPaul’s Drag Race and I found inspiration from the queens. Watching a new anime series led me to paint the two main characters.
In the last few days, I tried to go back to painting loose florals. While the results aren’t as stellar as I hoped them to be, I am glad to be able to paint something that I can say… looked decent.
The 31 paintings may not have a cohesive theme, but I am glad I managed to push through with it. The whole experience reminded me of how we can find inspiration from a variety of things.