The colour prompt over at Summer of Color was Mint Choc Chip this week. My instant thought was... ZOMBIES! Come on - it was all your first thought too wasn't it? Well? Wasn't it?
I have used one of the techniques in the book Atmospheric Watercolours for this. The idea is to create a figure. (Hey, zombies were people once too!) I found it really hard, much harder than I thought I would, to be loose and not try to fill in all the little details. The effect I was aiming for is kind of a loose abstract but sort of realistic at the same time. Jean Haines actually says in the book "now STOP." In fact she says it several times. It's hard to tell your brain that though. It's a start... and I enjoyed my play.
Plus, this is me using my watercolour Moleskine. This is momentous. I have been coveting it for so long for fear of ruining it. I think I'm becoming less precious about my sketchbooks.
Apart from finishing my softie, I may also add a journal page this week. I'm having very vivid zombie dreams at the moment... may have something to do with my bedtime reading matter!