Sunday, July 11, 2010

Watercolor Girl

It's been awhile since I did any watercolors, so I thought I'd give it a try. Watercolors are such a strange medium. First of all, you're allowed really no mistakes, or at least no major ones. And second, it's all a matter of calculation and then rapid painting... at least if you want some nice, flat colored areas. In other words, it's a very different way of doing art then the usual digital method. What I wouldn't give for save points (though I did a couple of intermediate scans so I'd have at least something if I messed up the picture).


Overall, it took me about four hours. I could have done it faster, but I messed up the first one and I didn't want to do the same for the second.

3 comments:

jos said...

How big is the final piece? What kind of stock did you paint on?

Looks wonderful!

Rin said...

I'd guess it's 3" by 3 1/2", fairly small. As for the stock, it was one of those watercolor blocks (which are nice to keep the paper from buckling), lanaquarelle 140lb hot press (100% cotton). I just never liked watercolor paper with a rough texture to it. It seems distracting to me.

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