Another day, another drawing/artwork/illustration/design. This one is only a little one; it’s approximately A5 in size.
I used some new watercolour paper from Canson – Moulin du Roy. It’s smooth, slightly off-white, pure cotton mould made and seems to work nicely with Intense pencils and a waterbrush.
I’m waiting for some metallic paints to arrive so I can add some highlights to this – there are places where a dot of gold will really work nicely, but not too many places methinks.
Also, I chose just seven colours to be my palette – sherbert lemon, apple green, iron green, lagoon, violet, red-violet and sienna gold. I thought that a smaller number of colours could result in a more cohesive feel to the design, and I think that it may have done so!
For this one, I drew the design first in pen then added colour.
When I draw first I do tend to fill the space with drawings. When I add colour shapes first I end up with more white space and a more random ‘edge’ to the design.
Why that is, I don’t know, other than it may have something to do with me filling spaces in with pen and ink habitually.
A habit I need to modify I think.
All the same, it’s nice to do little designs. I already have another drawn out waiting for colour!