If working from a photograph, keep in mind that photographs have well-defined edgesand modeling a drawing or painting exactly on a photograph could result in a subject that looks as if it were cut out and pasted on a background. Be aware of your edges, and try to soften them to avoid that effect.
Since retiring from his career as a scientist and product developer in the ceramics industry, lifelong artist Ray Hendershot has devoted himself to his watercolors, which have been shown in national and international exhbitions. A resident of Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, he’s a member of numerous art organizations and a signature member of the American, National and Pennsylvania Watercolor Societies. His art has been published in many books and magazines, and he’s the author of Texture Techniques for Winning Watercolors (North Light Books). Prints of his work are available from Bruce McGaw Graphics.