Using masking fluid: Wolves

After New Years away, we got back in town on the 3rd, and on the 4th I picked up the paintbrush and the masking fluid again with a new idea. Wolves! I just looked at various silhouette pictures from a Google search to get the pose and proportions right for the adult wolf, then winged …

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Using masking fluid: Reindeer

This was actually done on my birthday, 29th December 2016. Hence the signature still has 2016 in it, the last one signed this way. I was looking up some tutorials for watercolour on YouTube and I came across the following two videos. In this first one I liked the look of the gradient with the …

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Purple and green turtle in ink

This one was a bit of an experiment. I have a ring from DragonCon that’s a mix of purple and green, and it matches my Dungeons and Dragons dice. How anyone who is a Terry Pratchett fan also knows that the colour of magic is described as a greenish purple, and that the Discworld floats …

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Green turtle in ink

Liquitex ink, FW pearlescent liquid acrylic on 300gsm watercolour paper. The shell was done in turquoise, and then I did a wash of green over the body before doing the painstaking work of painting in each little circle… I had to fill in piece by piece, starting with non-adjacent circles, and then coming back to …

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Pukeko in ink

I did this for a Christmas present. It was a little rushed, and I’m not entirely happy with how it turned out. It definitely looked different in my head! I started with the pencil sketch on 300gsm watercolour paper. Quite frankly, I think it looked best like this. From here on in it went downhill. …

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