For this art project we took pictures of two objects that don't necessarily go together, using tracing/transfer and watercolor techniques we were to bring our "creation" to life. As we practice the techniques mentioned above we were encouraged to do multiple drafts to show our improvements and how we implemented critique we received.
I choose the concept of a succulent plant in a tea cup because the color of this specific succulent struck me, the purples are so vibrant and the plant look so healthy. The actual concept of the tea cup and succulent came from my room renovations that I had been doing, I have seen many succulents incorporated into the type of theme I wanted (Mexican folk art). Having this theme running through my mind lead me to my watercolor piece.
When I draw it's mostly doodles of flowers or clouds, I am not an exceptional artist with the drawing/painting skills of Frida Kahlo. Having learned the tracing/transfer technique in my tool belt will really help me in future art projects and even non art project. This valuable skill will for sure be used in the future, I am not the the artistic type, but the more engineering/carpentry type. I dove into this watercolor project head first not having any previous experience with proper watercolor techniques, if I'm being completely honest my first draft is not my best work. The broad lines of blue and purple really bother me, they stick out to much for my taste. By the second draft I knew to not broaden my outline lines and stick with watered down, lighter hues of the colors I was going to be using. My second draft looks much better than my first, but I felt it was missing something. After going to Mr. Sevilla and my peers for critique I noticed the succulent petals weren't just a solid blue or purple, they were a mix of different colors. As I worked on my third draft I started to color match a bit more accurately and mixing in watered down reds into my main colors, using this technique really showed through by the end. I personally see much improvement from my first draft to the third, I took the critique and implemented it into my art.