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Thursday, October 16, 2008

Illustration 2 (watercolor)


This is the first piece I've ever successfully accomplished. I remember playing with it when I was in high school. I hated it at that time, I simply didn't know how to use it. But I was surprised how fast I caught up to speed with just one assignment. I guess all I've learned from this school really paid off. The further understanding of color, the painting techniques from oil and gouache really helped me develop a good foundation.


This assignment was to develop a layout design for any store you desire. I got the idea of animals playing with the strings that could attach to the actual rope handle itself, hence a pet shop.
I used the salt technique for the background green and painted the animals with more red or violet depending on which the background color, green or yellow, it was against.

3 comments:

Ed He said...

damn! who took those awesome pictures of your work???!?!?!??

Erin Fellows said...

haha ed^ :P

Wow, I really like that cat-string one. I could never get my watercolors to go that dark! The salt technique really makes the green in the background look like a carpet or something. It's a cool effect.
Hey, if you did two of these every week till december, you'd get a lot better at it haha..

Steven Wayne Howard said...

Crazy!!! Illustration 2 looks like so much fun! Can't wait to see more.- Steven