Watercolour again- this time it's meaner

Hi

here's a traced down pencil drawing

S

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  • Here's some neutral tint to give it 3 dimensions

    S

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  • In reply to seymouraves:

    Here's some naples yellow and sepia

    S

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  • In reply to seymouraves:

    Here's  some raw sienna and more definition

    Time to hoover while it dries 

    S

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  • In reply to seymouraves:

    Wet the paper with  clean water around the bird with a large-ish ( mop) brush - get prosecco from fridge

    prepare Caerulean blue, Naples yellow and neutral tint in watercolour pans

    open prosecco

    start with CB at the top- add in NY around the bird then add NT in a few random places

    Drink prosecco as it dries- finish off with hair drier if necessary

    S

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  • Blimey, you hoover quickly Seymour!!
    Great insight into your process, super picture
  • Interesting to see how you create these beautiful works of art; btw, you're going to need a larger fridge when the forumates turn up to watch you work your magic on the paper ..... if there's any Prosecco you haven't hoovered up yet  !

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    Regards, Hazel 

    "Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again" 

  • Lovely stuff and nice to see the carious stages.

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    Nige   Flickr