Friday, January 29, 2010

In-class architecture

This is the architecture piece we did in class. I tried not to use local color and I felt that it was pretty successful. After using painted line to define parts of the bridge itself, I think the whole piece came together nicely. My only wish was that the suspension cables had been painted straighter, but I found that long lines were difficult to control due to the tooth of the paper and how quickly the ink would run out in my brush. I think I need to practice painted line art, because I think that would make my compositions even tighter and more believable.

Illustration time: 1 hour
Watercolors on watercolor paper
9" x 12"

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