Hello everyone and welcome Friday!
Today's post is short- but sweet-
Recently I acquired Derwent~Inktense Watercolor Blocks from Artistcellar and I decided it was high time I gave them a go-
What I did was just got comfy in my studio chair and pulled out a journal with a ready made page~
I drew my outline with a white Posca marker- this was difficult for me because I always use pencil and eraser! But, I figured it was time to move out of my comfort zone-
This is a photo of my inspiration-titled "Girlfriends" circa 1916-17 , by Gustav Klimt
After the outline, I just added color after color, and because this is a set of 12 colors- I was challenged to use what I had and represent Klimt's painting in my own style and palette.
For painting in the color I used my Sakura Koi Water Brush and for fine detail I used a fine liner detail brush.
The last thing I added was a bit of Stabilo pencil to outline and give some definition. Then gesso was added to the background ,as well as to the whites of the eyes;and Inktense color- I did this by coloring the block on the opposite page and filling my brush with the color and blending with the gesso.
I hope to have inspired you to step out of your comfort zone and try something new!