Sunday, September 30, 2012

Gone Fishin' Part 2

The first thing I do after finishing the drawing is transfer it via light box onto the watercolor paper. Then I "ink" it with acrylic paint to make the line work as you can see on the left. In the right image you can see I started to lay in the shadows on the girl. This is all acrylic wash.


It's hard to tell, but on the left I strengthened the core shadows in the same areas. On the right I added the shadows to the fish and the ocean.


On the left here you can see a printout where I drew some test clouds in before painting them in on the right.


And here is a scan of the underpainting. This is as far as I take it with acrylic washes. Next post I'll bring it to final with concentrated watercolor.

11 comments:

Miss-Manitas said...

wow, incredible work!

Tooninator said...

your process is controlled. Amazing. Great piece.

Don Shank said...

Really nice! I always love your progressions.

Matt J said...

Fascinating to learn about your process Bill-

Melissa Ballesteros said...

GOD! I love how you manage to blur the color, the effect of the sea is beautiful

Barney Joseph said...

Thanks for showing your work progress... there's a lot for us to learn in it!

elephantmarchblog said...

Awesome restraint with the two color. GRRRR I'm so jealous of anyone who can do watercolor this well :)

GhettoFab said...

always top notch

Todd Moniz said...

Loving the process layouts with this piece!

Asphodel said...

Amazing work! :D

Raphaël said...

I want to thanks you to show us your process. I tried and love this. Yesterday, I put on my blog progressions of a work, using your "how to do". Of course, I gave your name and a link to your blog.
This is here : http://www.grapho-illustrateur.com/2013/12/30/les-etapes-du-dragon-de-la-semaine-passee/
Thanks for all and I wish you an happy new year.