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adventures in watercoloring, part 2

© Azzari Jarrett - The Sweet Light

I’ve been dabbling a little more with watercoloring, and I’m hooked.  I’m realizing that the possibilities are endless.  Since I first shared my adventures in watercoloring, I’ve picked up this inexpensive set of watercolors.  There is a bit more mixing with water involved, but it makes for different saturations of color – love that.

© Azzari Jarrett - The Sweet Light

This time around, I wanted to explore digitally with flowers so I painted a few abstract pieces – stems, leaves, and buds.

© Azzari Jarrett - The Sweet Light

I dabbled a bit with triangles, but was not sure where I was going with that one!

After scanning my drawings and cleaning them up in Photoshop, I  chose my favorite elements to work with.  I settled on these below.


Azzari Jarrett - Watercolor


And here is where the possibilities are endless.  Using Illustrator, I converted the elements to vectors so that I could resize them and not loose any quality.  With just a few designs, I was able to come up with a couple of different floral arrangements.



Azzari Jarrett, Adventures in Watercoloring


I continue to love learning this new medium.  I enjoy creating something tangible and then being able to alter it digitally.  Of course, so many more ideas swirling in my head….

You can see my first post on watercoloring here.

  • Vickie - July 22, 2014 - 8:39 am

    lovely :)ReplyCancel

  • jenny - August 14, 2014 - 1:14 pm

    i love this azzari! always wonderful to see what you’re working on and creating.ReplyCancel

  • Joana - September 5, 2014 - 1:36 pm

    Which tools do you use to clean the background? I’m having trouble doing that part :((ReplyCancel

    • Azzari - September 8, 2014 - 10:51 am

      Hi Joana,

      In Photoshop, I use the “lasso” tool and draw a circle around the flower. I copy and paste it into a new document with a transparent background and use the “magic wand” tool to highlight the white space and delete it.

      I hope that makes sense – let me know if you have additional questions. This may be an excellent idea for tutorial post.ReplyCancel

      • Joana - September 9, 2014 - 10:49 am

        Yes, thank you! It makes total sense. I’ve just been erasing the non-white area around the image after cropping it out, but this is very time-consuming. But I will try your way 😀

        Joana xReplyCancel

  • Meg R - September 26, 2014 - 4:06 pm

    These are lovely! I actually just started working with watercolors with the intent of combining that medium with my photography. Thanks for the added inspiration :)ReplyCancel

  • ThroughMyBlueShoes - October 26, 2014 - 6:05 am

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