I decided to start painting this drawing I did as a sketch of amber a few days ago. I have been using a new technique and adapting it to my style based on Bill pressings progress notes on his web site. To I thought I would share the painting process as I plow along.
Here you can see I traced the sketch down onto water color paper. I am starting to dislike Bristol because of the fact it just doesn't hold water all that well and sometimes the colors look dull.
It is very faint but my outline was done in red pencil. I am lying down the under painting for the image using acrylics.
I got something like 20 commissions I am trying to take cards of. I have been getting up early so I can try and knock these babies out. some of these I will make prints of at some point if they look good enough.
I will sell the prints for $5.99 on ebay. I actually did have some stuff printed recently at size 4 x 6. I will be selling them at the convention. But I want to do a more traditional size for sketch cards.
anyway here are all the cards I did the last few days.
A part of my going back to freelancing is going to be a drastic change in schedule. no more sleeping in and super late nights. I think it is important to have a set schedule so I will be working the same hours every day and getting things done.
Remember, early to bed early to rise makes a woman healthy wealthy and wise!
I don’t know if many people know who bill pressing is but I absolutely love his work. You can find it on Daily Peril.
He is an amazing artist and I love his work and especially love his coloring. One day while searching through his blog I found that he did a little tutorial on his painting.
I got so excited I didn’t know what to do because I wanted to try it. I have been itching to do this for months and wanted to apply it to my sketch cards. I did the first Princess Leia card this way. I scanned it and showed it to you guys but the scan really does no justice to how beautiful this painting technique really is. Thinks come out weird and grainy and it makes me angry cause I wish someone could hold it in their hands and see how happy I am with the way it turns out.
Anyway I wanted to share this card with you guys. I hope you will check out his site and enjoy it.
done on water color paper with acrylic and Dr. PH Martin Dyes and white gel pen.