Wednesday, October 12, 2011
So here's something new I've been trying out lately. Layering some cool watercolor/acrylic washes and doing a pen and ink drawing on top of them. The texture on the washes is actually little bits of bath salt I put on the paper when the color was drying, and it came out pretty cool I thought. More to come soon on this front.
So this is a Gouache Resist I did a little while ago. Basically what that means is you paint the picture you want, then cover the entire piece in India Ink, and let it dry. You then run the entire thing under water, and the ink is repelled from the gouache paint. So anything not painted (meaning any paper showing) is going to turn black, and you get some cool dropout effects with the ink, as shown.
Also, I've been really into these carnivorous rabbits lately, I don't know why, but they're fun.
I had this weird idea in class the other day when my students were taking a quiz about camouflage ghost animals. So I sort of just took this tiger fish and made its stripes camo-colored, and purposely disregarded the outline to give it a sort of ghostly look. I wanted the stripes to make up the outline of the fish, and it came out pretty sweet I thought.