So, this has been a fun week - just getting into the mood of things, with a nifty little set of experiments using watercolour. Loose colours - primary laid down, and then an opposite/complimentary primary overlay... this was by far the most fun I've had. I sort of feel like there was a break through with my as yet, tumultuous relationship with the medium. I enjoy dark paint back techniques, and so watercolour - which really relies on the quality of the white coming through, just couldn't quite make me happy. But, as always, experimentation has proved to be the key.
Admitedly, some 'experiments' work better than others. But isn't that the beauty of experimentation: it's innate ability not to have to explain successful failure to anybody. That's my take on it anyway.
The most important part of this exercise is doing a very basic series of line work, then an overall primary base (with white areas | highlights identified and left white). Then working in an opposite primary colour for overlays. There are only ever three colours here and they all start as primary - red, blue or yellow. Once thoroughly dry, just grab that pencil or pen and redefine line, adding extra detail. FUN!
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Tanya is a traditional and digital artist, living in Brisbane and inspired by all that is 'Art'.