Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Oh Lord, please don't let me be misunderstood

Here's a digital mock-up for the Wonder Woman piece. I will watercolor it, but to help myself plan out color and lighting, I need to play around with it digitally first. Someday I hope to be able to visualize things in color, but right now my brain works in grayscale.
As you can see, there's a lot I need to leave white in the background. I'm testing out some drawing gum now on scrap paper to see how it holds up to a medium wash. So far, so good. I guess there's always white-out, but I don't like the bump that leaves...


Bren said...

Hey Tally! Have you ever heard of water colour masking fluid? You paint it over the areas of your painting that you want to leave white, and peels off when you're finished with it. Erm, I can't describe it very well, but here's a link:

Hope this helps!

Tally said...

Oh yes! I think that's what my 'drawing gum' is. :P Don't know why they felt the need to name it differently; it does the same thing. :P Very handy for stars and small white shapes!

Bren said...

Aah, okay, awesome!
I need to learn how to recognize the same product even when it's under a different name..!
Your Wonder Woman piece looks great!
I should see if I can set aside some time to make a drawing myself :)