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What skills did you develop in art techniques or concepts? How did you improve?

I have recently been working on improving my watercolor skills. I started a watercolor eye in November but it got damaged so I started a new project a few weeks ago. I really liked my watercolor eye and learned to correct a few of my mistakes. One being I used too much water so I've learned to try and control the amount of water I use. This is slowly becoming better but will show more if I decide to do another piece in watercolor.

How is the project meaningful, challenging, and engaging to you?

Most of the challenge from this piece has come from trying to understand and correctly manipulate the media. Watercolor can be okay one second and completely destroyed the next. This project is helping me learn how to correctly control watercolor, by using less water and finding the right ratio of water and paint to get the correct shade. I am really like how my project is going right now.

What would you change or do differently if you were to do this project again?

I would have tried harder to keep background areas light. With not doing this it's kinda of made my bee and flowers funny colors, making it hard to get the colors I want because everything has a faint green tint from the background.

Specifically mention another artistic behavior you felt you exhibited in your work on this project. What did you specifically do that shows you demonstrated it?

For the most part this project is another "Improving Art Skills". This watercolor was mainly just another attempt at mastering watercolor. I am happy with my progress but there is always room to grow. I already have explained where this project has taken me and I'm glad that I finally have a product that I;m proud of after months of experimenting with different medias.

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