Monday, January 23, 2012
Playing with background washes
In the left drawing I painted the watercolor wash over the whole surface and then painted the figure on top using some white gouache along with watercolor, In the right drawing I masked the figure and painted the wash over the mask, then removed the mask and painted in the figure. I've certainly used the latter technique more often, but masking fluid can be tricky to use when you want fine detail so I can see where I might want to use the other method once in a while. Certainly either is easier than painstakingly painting the background wash around the figure and allows for a much freer application of wash.