Next, I did a value study on a printout, using a Wolff's Carbon Pencil.
Friday, December 14, 2012
Thursday, December 6, 2012
"Making Color Sing," by Jeanne Dobie. One of my buddies over at PBAA recommended it, so I bought an old copy on Amazon. (Word has it that the newer edition has lousy color reproduction, go figure, so if you buy a copy, make it the 1986 edition.) The main lesson so far is to limit the number of colors you use and create your palette by mixing. So for this illustration the only watercolors I used are Rose Madder Genuine, Aureolin Yellow, Cobalt Blue, and Viridian Green. I think these guidelines really help. What do you think? Do you limit your palette?