Monday, July 23, 2012

Kyoto pond

My first time trying out watercolour board. I had read a lot of conflicting information on forums - it doesn't buckle, it does buckle, it can take a lot of water, it allows rework, ... I was confused to say the least.

But it worked out beautifully. I painted the water wet in wet (after masking a few ripples and cherry blossom petals), and I was able to mop up areas to be highlighted, and I applied an extra layer wet in wet. I painted the wall wet on dry, and removed highlight areas with a damp brush and a tissue.

I quite like the final product (the colours look better in real life), but I think it's missing a little something - contrast? more of a feature? I'm not sure what.

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