One of my latest watercolor painting with its complete process.
Amor Canalis - 2018
Watercolor and thinliners on paper. 32 x 24 cm - (12,5 x 9,4 in)
Pencil. For this painting, I used this block of watercolor paper 300gr. The 10 pages are sticked together on their side with a sort of glue. It does prevents a bit against warping but it's not very efficient. It is better to avoid using this if you plan large, plain colors with a lot of water. But to start something without the hassle of preparing a proper watered paper, sticked on a board etc .. (like I do for bigger works), it's ok.
Inking over the pencil. Just the important shapes and not too detailled, altough it is part of a first layer of details but let space for more later.
Erased the pencil. I am still not using blue pencil like I was planing to because they break so easily. So, ending up with smudgy areas. But since I cover everything, I don't mind that much.
A first layer of micro-splashy textures throughout various drying times.
Now rudely placing the shade zones of that outer layer.
While I accentuate everything more and more, I added those textured Indian Yellow lines on the visages. They will lean towards ground oranges. I keep the lighted areas out of color as much as I can.
Darkening the outer layer.
Accentuating shapes, adding more details and color patches.
From now on, I start to re-outline and to touch up with white gouache and Mitsubishi Pencil - Uniball Signo.
One of the last step, the cast shadows. Sometimes they are not necessary and it can be easy to ruin everything with them, pay attention!
Time to find a spot for the signature.
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