Friday, December 17, 2004

loaded brush for a panther

i'm back to experimenting with ways to speed up my painting... specifically the watercolour washes... they are wonderful things... graded washes in say, a dilutes violet followed by a crimson do let me get rich skin tones... but they take time to build up and get the paper very wet... this`makes it difficult to paint in detail.. so i've been letting the wash dry... often this takes hours... and drawing in the detail much later with coloured pencil, well after the sitting... in my watercolour of panther i opted to add the detail whilst the painting was still wet... by loading my brush with the deep umber which is not very transparent and tends not the bleed... result a painting i complete in a single session

Panther in multiple watercolour washes

Preliminary graphite pencil work

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