Thursday, May 20, 2010

Temple of the Great Fish WIP, and some sketchbook morsels

So, working on the Fish Temple piece. Doing it in watercolors and pen&ink. Hoping this one turns out OK, still perfecting this methof working. Basically, I printed out the sketch very lightly onto watercolor paper, and then I out down the base tones, then do a layer of line-work, then some more watercolor to pop out details and shadows, then highlights, but I am trying NOT to add highlights, but rather think about them ahead of time and just leave white space which is what you are supposed to do with watercolor.... so I hear.

Then a couple sketches from the sketchbook.







5 comments:

marctaro said...

Good progress! Man I want one of those printers :)

Mike Burns said...

That fish is looking awesome already! The finish is going to be bonkers.

Julia said...

Question: Why aren't you supposed to add highlights to a watercolor piece? Is that considered cheating?

Post related: I love how you can fit a whole rainbow of colors in a painting without making it look silly.

Jessie Jordan said...

I am loving the detail in this fish so much. and the look of the clouds.. I wish I was this good at watercolor

Finn Clark said...

Amazing drawings Sean. I love the environments especially. Keep up the fantastic work.