Monday, December 02, 2013

Water Troll

This is a really off-balance drawing, but I am starting to get more comfortable with these watercolor pencils.

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  1. Hey Sam, I got a question I hope you could answer, when painting occlusion shadows in cool surfaces, since I have to go warmer, what should I pick, a warmer and less saturated color, or more warmer and saturated?

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    1. Anonymous2:44 AM

      the less saturated a warm color is, the cooler it looks and viceversa, just use the same color at a lower saturation

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    2. Anonymous is right Raul, although you can also glaze or mix in a "true" warm color like a red, yellow, or orange if you're mixing lightly. The result can be muddy if you pick the wrong color but other times it will give you the correct saturation level for a warmer cool color.

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  2. What kind of watercolour pencils? You have just reminded me to start using mine again.

    Love your work! It has been an inspiration to me for my first character design project.:)

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    1. I'm using the Derwent Inktense pencils. They have vibrant colors and erase easily until you set it with water.
      Thanks Colleen!

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    2. I'm also using a water brush pen, which makes using them on the road easy, I definitely recommend it unless you have specific effects you like to achieve with your brushes.

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  3. Awesome stuff Sam! I love your blog and art; super inspiring!

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  4. how do waterproof pencils work?

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    1. You draw with the pencils and then use a brush with water to wash them around. The color moves around like ink but leaves a trace behind where the lines were.

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  6. It didn't looks like you used watercolors. Such a harmonious and beautiful piece of art Sam.
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