Tilt - pencil, colored pencil, watercolor, gouache, digital
This piece helped me figure out how to use cerulean(pb35). It’s uh… fluffy. See all the patchy texture everywhere? The paper’s perfectly smooth (hot press), so there’s no texture or anything.. all of it was caused by the paint settling in the washes.
Needless to say it’s kind of a butthole to paint with, if you’re expecting anything along the way of consistent coverage. I mean it’s not just granular, it’s POOFY.
… but I think this piece made me kind of fall in love with it. I didn’t have too bad a problem with it lifting, but I also painted pretty directly. That may come up in later applications. Anyway, i’m definitely going to be messing with it, and other patchy paints, a lot more.
I’m kinda proud too! All the textures here were part of the artwork, no digital overlays. Even the weird numbers in the lower right corner are the watermark from the paper itself. I used photoshop to add some extra pop and shadows, and also to invert the colors on the globe - i really wanted to use those pencils for the critters, and white watercolor pencil/charcoal wasn’t doing the trick.