Sketch and watercolour in mypaint from photo by trams-aux-fils.
Textures in Gimp:
paper fiber texture by me
stained watercolour paper texture by AuroraInk
watercolor splatters by anioleczek
azulejos texture by yougdoo on flickr
Springbok or Antidorcas marsupialis.
Pencil and watercolour in mypaint
Textures in Gimp.
Paper fiber texture by me.
Paper grain texture by MouritsaDA
Reference photo by coda
Reference photo by Franck Vassen
I shot the reference photo while visiting my grandfather in Lyon. More details if you follow the link to the deviantart page.
I’ve decided to do all my new drawings on a square canvas (1024×1024 or 2048×2048). For a few reasons:
- Within a thumbnail gallery, square thumbnails offer the most pixels
- It’s an unusual but not exotic aspect ratio
- I like it
I have mainly been publishing on my deviantart account lately and I was wondering whether it was worth it keeping two sites afloat (the deviantart account and this blog). Then I googled “digital watercolour” in google images out of curiosity. And up popped all the drawings I had published here … and not the ones I had published in deviantart. Conclusion: wordpress rules as far as SEO is concerned. And as one of my goals with all this is to pass the word (aspiring watercolourists, go digital!) I’d rather keep the blog and the google notoriety that goes with it. Thanks wordpress. And now for some catching up.
For the sake of simplicity, let’s say I’ll publish here every friday (as a way to get ready for illustration Friday – one day).
Peugeot 403 digital watercolour
A tribute to France Belleville-VanStone and her exceptional blog Wagonized.
Sketch from photo by voz on flickr. Digital watercolour in mypaint. Paper texture effect in Gimp (based on Zoe Piel’s tutorial)