If you follow me on Facebook, you know how much I love Katie Rodgers' fashion illustrations. I love them so much, when I learned she offered a short online illustrating class, I immediately signed up. While I already know the basics of sketching and watercolors, the one key thing Katie stressed that really resonated with me was loosening up.
Hold the pencil mid-shaft with a relaxed hand. Loose lines. Few details. Hold the watercolor brush with a relaxed hand. It's ok for the colors to bleed.
For a person who often has a death grip on her writing instruments and always colors inside the lines...this was a game changer.
And as you can see above, I still had a hard time letting go.