Saturday, 7 August 2010

Summer Workshop Exercise

Line Drawing, Watercolour and Tissue Paper Combination.

A great exercise for the draughtsman. We started off with a detailed line drawing of the reference and this took a fair amount of time. Never rush this process - the end results are worth the effort. Once the illustration is complete (some artists like to stop there as the illustration looks really super), then you apply PVA glue to the whole page and stick down your piece of tissue paper. Once dry, light layers of watercolour are added to enhance the drawing. The aim is to leave parts of the drawing exposed otherwise there is no point in going to so much trouble with the drawing. Again, a good exercise in being selective.

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