I participated in Chalk Stock again this year, hosted by A Piece of Work Inc. in Spirit Lake, IA. It was another great experience and I won first place, along with $300! What will I do with the prize money? Invest in more prints, of course : )
Several artists began to gather in the morning to begin their creations. All work had to be completed by 4:30 for judging. This year I choose to do a 4 by 4 square rather then the 4 by 8 size I did last year. I had a chance to breathe this time!
I noticed that after a year of practicing watercolor illustration I draw differently. Last year I completely rendered each section before moving on. This year I began with more line drawing, as you can see in the second picture.
Everyone's lovely work will last until the next rainfall!