I’m continuing with the theme/technique/style that I used yesterday but this time, I used watercolors for the background. I’m not sure if I’ll go back to the gouache this month but I would like to.
Today’s piece is actually in (three) pieces, all of them small. I did these as one wash and then added the lines in black ink. I think I may need to break out the detail brush and white acrylic though as a change against darker backgrounds.
Here’s a WIP showing how I had the pieces laid out on the board. I taped all three as if they were one continuous piece and did the wash, plastic overlay, salt and then water splatter one all three at once. It gives a continuity to the background, IMO.
For the final image, I’m disappointed that the color bled under the tape so much but I was working pretty wet when I started, so I’m not surprised. It just means I’ll have to actually trim off the white border instead, but that shouldn’t be an issue. I do like these against a black base, that’s for sure, but once the white trim is removed, they’ll probably look better against a white base instead.
Day 4 – “Into Light”
Watercolor and ink on paper
3 pieces, each 3″ x 6″
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