Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Playing with different techniques

I decided to try doing the "warning" illustration again, this time using the gouache and ink technique so that I would have a direct comparison. I'm still learning which pigments stain the paper so found I had to add quite a bit of watercolor on top. The image on the right has a bit more graphic boldness because of the black line but seems to lack subtlety and looks quite flat. This may not have been the best subject for this technique. On the other hand the woodcut-like look is reminiscent of old broadsheets which is rather appropriate given the eighteenth century clothing.

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