Sunday, November 21, 2010

2 step illustration


A 2 step watercolor / oil wash with added color pencil and dry brush oil done for my students. To be honest I have never quite mastered the technique. Hit and miss. Some make it look so effortless. 
Will try again. It does give the illustration a somewhat vintage look.

6 comments:

Ashly Picazo said...

I love the look achieved here! I would love it if you could post a "how to" for this technique, as I really love working with watercolors myself.

Tora said...

I love this effect too ~ there's a beautiful sense of texture and depth =D

Thomas Gronbukt said...

I will try to explain the technique in a more thorough step by step. In short it is graphite (might want to lay in values at this stage, bright watercolor wash. Spray fix, then thinned out oil wash tinting with brown or other color. Before wash is dry; lift out lighter areas, then come in with Prismacolor on top , then dry brush oil if needed.
Tricky technique though. Works best on illustration board.

Ricky Cometa said...

yeah, i think the final looks pretty cool.. almost like a photoshop filter of sorts.. if you could go in depth sometime with your process i'd much appreciate it! i'm not quite understanding how you did the dry brush oil part.. although i'm sure it's done exactly how you said. did the dry brush leave a texture of some sorts?

Thomas Gronbukt said...

The surface gets some tooth from the oil wash you put down. Ricky; you should have stayed...
The dry brush oil is sticky paint from the tube without thinner applied thickly. Dragged across surface and scumbled in areas. Mostly used for lighter opaque layers.
Quick technique.

Mina Leão said...

Oi, Sou Mina Leão e tambem faço desenho! nada comparado a maestresa de seu traço , mas sou sua fã.
Parabens por me dar inspiração todos os dias. e desculpe me por nao falar ingles.
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