Monday, December 17, 2012
I painted this as a demo in my media techniques class a few weeks ago. I'm not very proficient with watercolors so I decided to combine it with photoshop for a hybrid traditional/digital piece. I really like some of the accidental textures watercolors (or watercolours for those across the pond) provide. The pooling water and pigment dry in some unique patterns that are nearly impossible to generate digitally (unless you have a smoking machine).
You can see that the texture is a little heavy in the original but I was able to "tame" it using opaque layers of digital paint in the final.
What I really wanted to accomplish was the texture in the larger areas...hmmm...I might want to do a few more this way.