Rough Stage with Watercolor for The Pileated Woodpecker

April 23, 2014 § Leave a comment

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This is the next stage completing the washes of watercolor for the pileated woodpecker.  This leg in the journey accomplishes a roughing in of the colors and composition.  I currently am using watercolor to allow greater freedom with my drawing and provide more intensity.  Do many of you work with mixed media and if so, what are your techniques?

Watercolor as a Drawing Medium

November 25, 2013 § 1 Comment

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I am returning to watercolor after many years to explore its use with colored pencil and ink.  So far, I am very excited as it has lent a vibrancy to my work that was lacking.  This is a piece completed some years ago.  If anyone has any tips of their own, please feel free to share!!

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