November 18, 2013

Oscar needs a Background



So….I finished Oscar up with my fine point micron pen.  You know, sharpening those edges. 

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Here he is posing with the original.  At first, I thought I’d give Oscar some fingers to hold the phone, but then I forgot….plus…how do you draw dummy fingers?



As I’m learning this whole watercolor-brush stuff….I noticed how the watercolor likes to feather out over the paper if it’s already wet.  I’m trying to duplicate that here but it’s not going as imagined. Good thing I decided to practice on a separate piece of paper instead of on Oscar's.



By the fourth flower petal I decided to put that masking fluid to use, and I applied a grid so that I could go in and apply watercolor without worrying about color overlap. 

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Then to make things POP, I outlined with my black marker.

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Most people play with their watercolors before they get started on “real” drawings….not a bad idea.  But my gong-ho nature didn’t have patience for that which may have saved me some frustrations!! When I figure this watercolor-brush stuff out….I hope to give Oscar his background Smile

2 comments:

Boo said...

I love your question... How do you draw dummy fingers. :)

Eden said...

Hi Boo!! Yea, how do you draw dummy fingers??

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