You've laid the colors down nicely, Zinc and it's looking great. ... Like we spoke about in your sketchbook, I tried my first in image using all Artrage, and though I tried fooling with all the settings & brushes for the water colors, I couldn't seem to get the look you have produced here though. Ended up using mostly the wet-on-wet setting at the bottom. But plan to go back in and try some more stuff. Figure it might take some more trial & error to find something that works well.
Thanks Dave. I must admit I don't make things easy for myself when it
comes to the watercolours brush. I don't use the wet-on-wet setting
much (although I am trying to use it more), instead I use the normal
watercolour brush with thinners set to about 50%. I then lay down the
colour but leave out any high lighted areas. After that I go in with the
pallet knife set to wet and soften the edges. I then setup another
layer and add any darker tones on top.
highlighted areas blank means you really need a lot of fore-sight
and planning, which is something I am seriously lacking. My technique
also means you end up with a ton of layers and an image that is really
hard to edit. Hopefully with practice I'll get the layers down to a
manageable number ;p