Thursday, April 30, 2009

A quick study

Do you know how hard it is to represent black animals correctly in watercolor if you're averse to using the trays of white or black (I may be cheap enough to use student-grade trays of watercolors, but I can still be a purist when it comes to using only the transparent colors and leaving off the white or black) (some watercolor contests will disqualify you for using any opaque watercolors)? I am still learning how to do it properly. In this brief study, I actually used a silvery Sakura gel pen atop the dark purple tones on the bird. It's not what I would want, but it's a start. Which is what a "study" is, anyway, right?

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