Watercolour Painting: Lonely Hearts Club

I thought it would be nice to start off strong and introduce one of my favourite ladies that I`ve created so far. She was inspired by the song by Lonely Hearts Club by Marina and the Diamonds! I remember being introduced to Marina’s songs by my friends, while we were on our way to the beach. Ever since then, the song stuck to me and I just had to make an artwork

The one on the left was made in 2013, when I’ve just received my first set of watercolours (Pebeo). I remember being so proud of her.

They say that practice makes perfect, especially as an artist. I really did not believe that at first. I’ve had a pretty pessimistic view of my art for a really long time. I did not stop practicing, however, and just kept drawing. This style (since I like to draw in various styles) started evolving without me noticing. Five years passed and I thought it would be a good idea to jump back to the past and do a ‘Draw This Again’. Here’s the revamped version, made in 2018 (Van Gogh, Winsor and Newton watercolours).

I was surprised to see what an improvement I’ve made in five years. I thought I wasn’t going to improve just because I did not really take art as seriously and did it just for fun. It’s so great to be able to see your progress in the long run, because you can appreciate the work you put in even more. That seems to happen in life as well: you don’t see yourself improve day by day, since all the changes seem so little, so minuscule. You don’t see that wonky eye you draw look better and better as time progresses; you don’t notice your efforts pay off. What I’ve learned is that if you just keep doing whatever it is you are doing passionately, one of these days, you can look back and go, ‘Damn, I didn’t see that coming. What an unexpected surprise!’ There’s nowhere to go but up and I can’t wait to see how this style improves in the next five years!

Thank you so much for taking time in reading this post! I cannot wait to share some more of my artventures in the future. Until then, this is fxxylxy signing off.