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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.


Anonymous 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