I am enjoying this illustration style of painting with the watercolor wash and ink line. Here is a sneak peek of Zeke the Boxer.
|Sneak Peek of Zeke, a work in progress|
© Vernita Bridges Hoyt 2013
Wash and line is completed quickly when using a hair dryer to dry the watercolor washes, or the technique is good painted over a day or two in 15 minute increments of found time. The paint dries naturally in between time segments, and that is my preferred way to paint with watercolor. Air drying preserves the natural glow of the paint whereas blow drying can dull the paint.
Zeke's portrait still needs detail on the second eye and nostril (the ones you can't see) and another glaze or two of color in the background.
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As a child, I was reprimanded for daydreaming. Today my daydreams morph into paintings.