Thursday, June 26, 2014

Lil' Dragon - Pyro Training ... Day 3

In addition to five loads of laundry and walking the doggie, I also managed to get the background watercolors painted.  I can already see how the colors are going to dictate the ink work I add to the piece tomorrow ... hope it turns out as well as I am seeing it in my mind!

I have covered Lil' Dragon and the fire with frisket film to protect that portion of the drawing while I am working on the background.  The hardest part with the frisket film is cutting around the protected area with an X-acto knife then removing the excess film, tedious and time consuming work.

I have to tell you, working with watercolors on Stonehenge paper is terrific!  I literally had this piece of paper sopping wet today, I had applied too much dark paint and I was dunking paper towels into water and sopping up excess paint; I am just amazed that there is only a slight curve to the dried paper.  Amazing!

So much for all the technical chit chat ... here is day 3 progress:




























Take care and be happy!
Karen Anne

7 comments:

  1. My heart is melting Karen Anne! This little guy has stolen my heart! Thanks for making my night ;o) There is so much work that goes into these paintings! I would love to know, what you are going to do with the originals? You did well today with the laundry and dogs ;o) LOL! Big Hugs ;o)

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    1. Not sure what I will be doing with the originals, for now I am placing them in a portfolio book to keep them protected. For now I am just having fun developing this new little character :)

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  2. I can't wait to see how you develop the background!

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    1. I am looking forward to seeing that too!

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  3. There are dragons and then there are dragons!!!! This little fellow needs to have his own line of greeting cards and books written about him. He is absolutely adorable! I hope this is just the beginning of a very large series of paintings. xoxo

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    1. Wouldn't that be grand? Glad you like him! With a bit of luck, he will be taking me on some fun adventures!

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