i think in part of creating daily that time to exploring one medium is always good. By immersing yourself completely you can learn so much about it, how it reacts, how to make it work for you, what you like, what you don't like, etc. It's all part of learning & growing. i am currently diving into watercolors. i am using mostly tube watercolors right now trying to push my self creatively. Here are some of my pieces i created recently.
Stabilo Pencil & Tube Watercolors: "Unfinished Girl" is in fact finished. I love her transition from pencil to outlined and not yet filled in as if she is a work in progress. Aren't we all? The monochromatic background is so striking against her. it represents the chaos in her life that helps build who she is but doesn't always have to be a part of her.
Tube Watercolors: "Empties" is pouring out all her colorful emotions. She is so filled with them they spill out of her. i like that you can see the pencil marks still around her face. On this piece i didn't use the typical wet on wet technique and you can really tell with her hair. i might try this same girl again with wet on wet to see how she looks.
Tube Watercolor + Black Pen: "Patience" started off not with a drawing but color randomly on the page. i just painted colors here & there with no rhyme or reason, trying to let go of control. After it was dry, i decided to use my favorite black pen and draw a figure right on top. When i was working on her i didn't care about placement of the colors, it was just a pen drawing in my mind. This allowed me such freedom from worry, it felt good to let go.