Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Rock Exercises

These are two different exercises I did using different brushes for comparison.  One is primarily watercolor with a touch of pen and ink and the other is pen and ink with watercolor.  I went back over a few areas with ink after the watercolor dried.

Notice with the one with the flat brush how much more vivid or strong in tone value with pigment?  Although there may be other reasons for it, I think part might have to do with the fact a flat doesn't hold the same amount of water as a round does. 

Both are done on Fabriano Artistico 140lb Hot Press paper for a change of pace.

2 comments:

Africa in watercolours said...

I love these rocks. You have such an attractive way to arrange your work.

Susan Bronsak said...

Thank you Rentia. I was playing with the arrangement for sharing. I enjoy doing things like that. Wish I was still working that web design job. That was fun.

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