Sunday, September 21, 2014

Watercolour: Clara

Wow, long time no post! I've been very busy with things exciting and not so exciting, and have really had my nose to the grindstone. However, I had a few weeks from absolute hell and decided I needed to do something personal and pointless, as stress relief, otherwise I absolutely would not be able to cope. When I saw the Doctor Who episode Robots of Sherwood, I decided that Clara and her pretty dress would make a good subject. What I really didn't want to do was think. And thus, the composition could be better...

I took a few screenshots from the episode, and mixed and matched, so it's not based on any one image and the background is made up. I had a lot of fun meditatively painting rocks and tree bark.

I've been working exclusively in black and white – either brush inking with grayscale watercolour, or digital inking – so something with nice bright colours suited me down to the ground. It was also a chance to try out my new Copic Multiliners, which are more forgiving than a brush. 

I'm not entirely sure how long it took me, as I was working on it over two weeks (no one can accuse me of neglecting my work!) but I suppose it was somewhere in the 5-7 hour range. 

Windsor & Newton watercolours and Copic MultiLiners in a Moleskine watercolour sketchbook

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