Friday, 8 March 2013

Enthralled 7 adding colour

Once my drawing was inked and because I was going to be using fairly expansive washes, I decided to stretch my paper to avoid 'cockling'. As long as the ink is dry and you're careful, the drawing is fine.
Once that was done I began laying in progressive washes of colour. Loose around the edges and tighter on the characters. The storyteller is still to get her colour, but I should be able to find time over the next few days.
The audience benefited from an extra weight outline, but the Indian ink and vintage crowquill I use behave differently on a colour washed surface, bleeding and less controllable, so I use a fine line pigment marker. They dry inert so further colour washes can be added if I need them.

Updates soon.

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