Friday, September 3, 2010

Second Entry

Such the original title, ehn?
Whatever works, works.

Today was a bit of a wash..though I got one more postcard done, after taking entirely too long (in my opinion) to get the roughs how I liked them before putting any actual work on the postcard.

If I'm not fairly certain of how things look in my head, I doodle out various things on paper before penciling them out on the postcards. The postcards are Watercolour Studio paper by Fabriano.
Cold Pressed (have a rough texture) with a weight of 300g/m2\140.lbs. I've been informed that, for the work I'm doing, I should have gone with Hot Pressed paper, and the weight is just fine. How any of this equates to the technical aspect, I have no idea.
What I *do* know is this: A second, or third pass with a copic marker (such a wonderful thing, I've worked far too long without these darlings) will bleed through to the back of the postcard - not exactly a desired effect. Still, as with most things I do, it's trial & error, live & learn.

SO.. because today was a bit of a wash, creatively speaking.. I'm posting another postcard I've done. It's actually part of my portfolio now. What this means is that I'm satisfied with the work on it enough to include it. The picture posted is a bit fuzzy, so it's not showing the crispness of the lines, but it does show the shading effects much better than the other pic I have of it.

Long weekend coming up. Oh, and if anyone out there knows who Lar deSouza is, his Ustream is friday nights, starting at 8pm EST (-5GMT). In order to keep the spambots out, if you want to chat, you have to be registered. The man is a wealth of friendly information and techniques and just amazing art.

Note: It's now technically the next day..which means Thursday has no post, but Friday'll have 2. Had some issues with the link working properly, which is why it's being posted at 10 after Midnight.

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