I definitely prefer watercolour over ink outline, compared to just watercolour. It has more of the Beatrix Potter flavour, which is, I guess, the effect I’m aiming for.
I’m concentrating on architecture paintings, because people don’t stand still very long.
In any case, people paintings will need a background.
If you’re getting tired of the same thing every time, bear with me.
The learnings I take away from this painting are:
when applying shadow, wet the area first with just water, otherwise it turns out blotchy - at least it does with Neutral Tint
I still can’t do proper sky without falling back to my Ecoline Pastel Blue liquid watercolour
windows take a lot of time, but it’s sort of acceptable to outline in ink and fill with Paynes Grey
this should have been taken from a higher elevation so the trapezoids of tallness are less apparent
do the shadows of furniture and small protubances with a small brush
not everything needs to be coloured - paper white can be used to advantage (OK, call me lazy)
it takes more than three hours if you want to do detailed work
being bolder with colours pays off (compare to Mayhaus)
Watercolour and ink on acid-free, cellulose, fine-grained, natural-white paper