I’ve always had a fascination for watercolor paintings and art. I love the blurred lines and the way the colors fade into one another. Up until recently, I shied away from watercolor in my own work, as I found it difficult to use and for some reason I never thought it matched my style.
Recently, I gave watercolor another shot. Through this experience, I learned that although watercolors do create an aesthetic that is somewhat different from my typical work, the images can be altered to fit my style. As such, my personal preference is to use watercolor as a base and then finish the piece using other materials.
The paper I used was from a Canson XL mixed media sketchbook. You can also use regular water color paper. I’ve learned that the paper you use is very important. Stay away from card stock or regular printer paper- it will get drenched and damage your work.
Colored pencils, graphite pencils, permanent markers, art pens and more.
I did the initial sketches for these pieces in pencil, then used watercolor to paint and added detail and shading using colored pencils and permanent markers.
Here’s a gallery of my adventures in watercolor.
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