Friday, 16 January 2009
Taking a Longer Time
I did this one in a similar way to yesterday's post. I started out with a quick sketch of a frog's head and decided to add to it on and off for most of the day to see what evolved. Each layer of watercolour had to be left to dry before I could add more detail, which gave me chance to decide what I'd do next. The trick is of course to know when to stop because as you know watercolour can look overworked and heavy if you're not careful. My usual thing at this stage is to add lines with a dip pen but as there are enough layers to give it weight, I quite liked it without.