Importance of Shading Practice

I drew the curves first in the study below. Somehow they reminded me of part of a leg bone near the joint.  It was only natural to insert the ‘ball’ part of the ‘ball and socket’ joint, to complete the idea.

Watercolor: Abstract - Ball and Socket 030117

Why Shading Practice is Important
12″x9″ 246# Linen Finish Acrylic Paper

The design came out fine, only it wasn’t exactly the picture I had in my head. I really wanted it to be shaded like a steel ball bearing, to contrast with the organic shapes in front of it.

This is why it is so important to practice, practice, practice.

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