Sunday, July 27, 2014
White Paint in Your Watercolor Palette? Throw it Away!
This dog character is inspired by a white Maltese dog I love named Poe. But, ugh! I never use the white paint in a watercolor set. What to do other than outline in black and let the white paper show through? I wanted him to have more texture and show some shadow for his hair.
I outline with a black pen. This was a Micron 01. Then I use a CARAN d'DACHE NEOCOLOR II in Silver Grey. I wet the brush and slide it against the tip of the crayon to pick up the color to paint with. Let this dry and add TULIP Slick Dimensional Fabric Paint in White. This photo doesn't show it very well. I like the contrast of shiny-dimensional paint in this illustration because I want the attention on the dog.
(Prisma colored Pencil with watercolors is another way to go.)
I'd love to hear any ideas you have,