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Re: some advice
TUE, 2/20/01, 7:26 p.m. - In Response To: some advice (~Adam)
Check out his ad for "SAkura" products in a lot of the recent
Scarab issues (as well as Reflections #3), he drops a lot of info there. (Like jellyroll pens, Koi watercolors. etc..)
what kind of watercolors and
I paint with Acrylic and water color simutlaneously, mixing one color
from water color with another color from acrylic to get the right shades.
The trick is to let the water itself do the real work. I just sort of add
different tones to the water blobs as they dry and coagulate together and
I often mix them right on the page, by letting the water mix them together.
In skin tones, there might be some open tubes of pink, peach, and purple,
acrylic and some wet water color trays of watered down orange, browns,
tans, yellows, etc, that I mix into the wash.
My advice here would be to NOT start with water color...it's
a lot more frustrating, as once you put it down, it's there. The thing
about watercolor is to start VERY LIGHT, and gradually build up darks and
tighter details. Of course, you can't layer too much, or it will look muddy.
Which is why you should probably start painting with acrylics, (which
can be watered down and used like watercolors...) Or better yet, oils,
which although they're the most expensive, are also more forgiving,
as they take much longer to dry, which makes it easier to correct
As for the skin tones (damn, I wish I could find the formulas my
painting teacher gave me for these...) just play around with different
browns and reds as well as other colors... You'll get something you like