Monday, October 5, 2009

Watercolor sketch

Here is an example of a quick watercolor study, or sketch turned into a final painting.
I apologize for the pale images, my camera is seeing its last days.
This drawing was sketched very lightly with a hard lead pencil on Arches hot press watercolor paper.

I do a watercolor wash around the characters using french ultramarine and quinacridone pink and get some lovely transparent effects, no?

A few strokes of browns and golds achieved by mixing a bit of quinacridone gold.

The concept was "Vans Birthday Card"...Van is my talented sweet and sour cubical mate who deserves nothing less than a sweet ass bee to fly him to his next ninja mission.

Final painting mounted on another folded sheet of paper (adopted from Van and his brilliant birthday card presentation)