I actually did this ACEO back in 2008. I guess I painted it around then (after those WIP versions) but apparently never got ’round to posting it! Ink and watercolor.
You know me…I had to put it on stuff.
Watercolor and ink on light watercolor paper.
Ink and watercolor pencil on cheap watercolor paper. I digitally darkened him down a bit. Questions:
* Should I apply water to the colored pencil? It tends to smooth and saturate the coors (good) but I have a heck of a lot of blending of colors (and two brands of watercolor pencil, Staedler & Faber-Castell).
* What background? Cut him out and make a collage on some abstract-but-with-perspective print pattern? Figure out how to put in a snowy village? Help!
* Should there be a trail of presents? Where and how to lay those out?
Done more or less for Sketchfest and might become one of our holiday cards.
One of a pair. (The other doesn’t scan well so it’s not up yet). Drawn in 2007 or 2008, I forget, inked in 2008 — don’t remember when I started painting it. Did only the trees on both and then they sat for a long, long, long time…. finally a fit of persistence happened (yay!) and I finished them.
This long delay was bad for the paper where the painters tape held it flat on the board. So the edges of the paper are roughed up.
The scanner was so happy with the blues that it forgot to do the greens or something. The small image is the actual painting; I cleaned up the white boarder and some overruns for a printable version.
The painted area is about 3″ across and 7″ tall (very roughly; ask me later and I might measure it). The paper I think is 6″ x 9″ or something.
ADVICE WANTED: Please critique! (Every work is mulch for the next ones 🙂
My own questions are: What color(s) should the dragon have been to stand out best? Is the faint glow where I tried lifting some of the blue helpful?
Should I have softened the stars differently or more?
How about the shadows? More? Where aren’t they right?
I will sell them both but I have to get the other up and figure things out too. Lots I’d like to sell… anyway, that’s time consuming too (Prints up at deviantArt though because they make it very simple). Back to chores and kid care now.