Wednesday, February 7, 2007
A paper test...
I'm about to start painting a children's book and I thought I'd try out a sheet of paper I bought awhile ago and was too intimidated to use. Normally, I don't recommend trying new materials while on a tight deadline. It never works out.
After I watercolored a few doodles on this paper, I'm in love with it.
It took the paint and ink beautifully and I was able to rework some parts of the drawing.
It's a nice big sheet of Strathmore Series 500 bristol.
The book calls for bright colors and man, this really did it for me.
I'm usually a cold-pressed paper kinda guy, but this is opening my eyes to painting on a smoother surface.
I'm headed to the art supply store tomorrow to buy a bunch of it for this project.
BTW - This character keeps showing up in my sketchbooks, practice drawings, etc. He's begging to be the star of a future project!