Doughnut Disturb

The one thing I quickly learnt about watercolour is, you need a plan. Colours must be chosen in advance, as the paint needs to be wet and ready to apply. The light direction has to be determined, so highlighted areas are not painted and will show in the finished artwork. And time needs to be set aside for the paint to dry between applications. When working digitally, colours and highlights are something I experiment with. And changes are instant. Sometimes I start a piece I have sketched with no idea of the colour palette. There are no do-overs with watercolour, what you put down, stays down. No ‘control z’ if you make a mistake. 

water colour chocolate and pink donuts

Trying to master chocolate, experimenting with different colour browns in today’s watercolour illustration. 

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Rachel Lucette Adams

Hello I’m Rachel Lucette. I work remotely from a studio based in Colchester, Essex. Creating lively representational artwork, illustrations and vector graphics for advertising, web, print, publishing and editorial markets