Well, now that everything’s said and done, here is what the last page of my watercolour sketchbook looks like. I wanted to do something a bit better for the final page but it just didn’t work out that way. I actually worked on this one for longer than I probably should have because I didn’t want to leave off on a bad note. It just ended up kind of funny looking though. I don’t really know why. I think by the time I got to it it was just too late and I was too tired already.
I ended up not doing anything particularly special for my last watercolour sketch for a while anyway. I just chose another random photo from Something To Draw. I really like doing those and I feel like some of my best watercolour sketches have been based on photos from that site. This wasn’t really one of them. I did choose a really nice photo to work from though. It was submitted by Peter Stanford.
It’s a lovely candid shot that really stood out to me as I was flipping through the randomly generated photos. I think the basic linework I did on it, while not perfect, wasn’t too far off either. Mostly I just went wrong on the colours. I had some vague idea of what I was trying to achieve but it just didn’t quite work out the way I intended it to. By the end I pretty much just ran out of energy. Not exactly the best way to finish off a sketchbook. Oh well, I’ll be starting a new one tomorrow and I’m sure I’ll get around to doing more watercolours eventually. It’s all just an ongoing process.