Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Painting Process

I'm working on a (belated) birthday watercolor painting for my grandma. Here's a little bit of process:
The inked drawing on 300 lb watercolor paper. I use a nib to ink–it's definitely my favorite inking tool.

A quick, loose underpainting, to figure out value. My watercolor paintings don't have heavy tonal contrast, but it's still nice to try.

Blocking in some local color.

I'll post more process as I continue working on it!


mnelson said...

This is totally adorable!

AWeaver said...

This is seriously the cutest thing ever, Francesca. Do you find that the ink holds up well against the water? I'm always worried about bleed.