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July 13, 2008

100 Watercolors #1: Introduction

The first watercolor is away! I'm trying a new process for this series and so far it is working pretty well. It goes something like this:

First I pencil out the illustration at size, in my sketchbook. Then I scan in the pencils and use Photoshop to darken them enough so that they can be seen when I print them out. Then I place the printed-out pencils under a piece of watercolor paper (and both on top of my lightbox) and then ink the drawing directly onto the paper. Lastly I go in with the watercolors.

I already learned a lot just by doing this first one, so hopefully I'll learn A TON by doing another 99!


Greg said...

The dad kind of looks like how you draw your dad. :) Good job, I can't wait for the next 99!

Alec Longstreth said...

Yeah, Gabe said the same thing! I guess a Dad to me is a guy with glasses, a button-down shirt and a mustache! :P

the chance said...

keep it up! I can't wait to see you grow even more!