Monday, October 24, 2011

Bananas For Process

I scanned this one in progress for your enjoyment.

First I "inked" the line art with acrylic.

Second I built up layers of acrylic wash. to create the forms and values. This is the underpainting.

Thirdly and finally, I lay down a transparent layer of concentrated watercolor.

The study is done simultaneous to test the colors.


Kyrstin said...

Lovely progress shots! I love this style/technique. So vibrant and lush!

Luján said...


chromasketch said...

loving the line art and test rough

Emerson Fialho said...

Fantástico, parabéns! Sucesso e paz.

Sabine Rich said...

Love your work. It'a always nice to see the process of how your work.

Audran said...

Good stuff,

What brand of liquid Watercolor are you using? And how do you work with acrylics? once dry there is no way or getting rid of it in brushes or palettes. Would be nice to have a view of your setup, color mixing area, palette and all :)

Thanks for sharing.

Gabby Zapata said...

Thanks for sharing your process, Bill! Amaazing as always!

XAV said...

Beautifull work, thanks for the step by step !

silveryme said...

beautiful drawings!

Mike Jones said...

Thanks so much for continually posting your process! If I may, what kind of paper stock are you painting on?

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