Quiet Elf

Oct. 3rd, 2006 05:54 pm
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Quiet Elf


I bought a cheap set of tube watercolors and some brushes yesterday on my way back from paying rent. I cut a piece of water color paper in 4 and painted 3 of the quarters. These are my first experiements in watercolor.For the third one, I was a bit more brave, and quickly sketched a portrait of a quiet elf. Then I started with some pale blue shadows, and worked several layers into the hair. Mixing the color for the skin was the hardest, but I learned that even something too dark can be moderated with some water, or lifted with a bit of paper towel. She seems to be contemplating something.

I learned.
*It's hard to get enough water into my plastic pallette
*I have a lot to learn about color mixing.
*Some of my marker skills do transfer
*I don't have fear of watercolors
*Masking tape works just fine for taping things down.
*Watercolor goes pretty quick on these small pieces, and I can see myself doing lots of small ones for fun.
*Chinese white smells different than the rest of the tubes.

Quiet Elf

Oct. 3rd, 2006 05:54 pm
dreamling: (Default)
Quiet Elf


I bought a cheap set of tube watercolors and some brushes yesterday on my way back from paying rent. I cut a piece of water color paper in 4 and painted 3 of the quarters. These are my first experiements in watercolor.For the third one, I was a bit more brave, and quickly sketched a portrait of a quiet elf. Then I started with some pale blue shadows, and worked several layers into the hair. Mixing the color for the skin was the hardest, but I learned that even something too dark can be moderated with some water, or lifted with a bit of paper towel. She seems to be contemplating something.

I learned.
*It's hard to get enough water into my plastic pallette
*I have a lot to learn about color mixing.
*Some of my marker skills do transfer
*I don't have fear of watercolors
*Masking tape works just fine for taping things down.
*Watercolor goes pretty quick on these small pieces, and I can see myself doing lots of small ones for fun.
*Chinese white smells different than the rest of the tubes.

dreamling: (Default)
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Copic markers, micron inks. Trying to have sketch characters focus on things.I've decided to make this 9/12 of my original illustration goals for 2005. At the end of 05, I can always reevaulate which pieces make the cut, but I'm pretty happy with the colors and pose here.Things I was concerned with in this pic. Focus of the character on something, and more expressive hands.I need to order some refills for my markers though, I've basically run out of all the light blues and lavenders.~~~Man, I feel like I slept all weekend.

dreamling: (Default)
Starcatcher

Copic markers, micron inks. Trying to have sketch characters focus on things.I've decided to make this 9/12 of my original illustration goals for 2005. At the end of 05, I can always reevaulate which pieces make the cut, but I'm pretty happy with the colors and pose here.Things I was concerned with in this pic. Focus of the character on something, and more expressive hands.I need to order some refills for my markers though, I've basically run out of all the light blues and lavenders.~~~Man, I feel like I slept all weekend.

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