Wednesday, March 11, 2009
After seeing all the sheep in New Zealand, I'm obsessed. I didn't have time to prepare a new image to paint in my watercolor class tonight, so I decided to just play around and experiment using a drawing from my sketchbook. I scanned the sketch and printed it out on watercolor paper. I modified the color of the line work so it wasn't black, but more of a dark maroon color. I painted the image in watercolor which caused the line work to bleed a little bit, but I liked the effect. I then added a little watercolor pencil for texture and rescanned the color version into Painter when I got home. I digitally added a few more details and a little more texture to the wool. I then opened the image in photoshop and tweeked the color of the grass which was much more green in the original. Added the butterfly which I cut and pasted from an old illustration. I love being able to do the finishing details on the computer. That way if it gets overworked, I can delete the stuff that isn't working and still have the original painting.