Sunday, December 18, 2011

Creating 11 x 17 Blond in Jungle Print

Although Doug's first 2012 convention - WonderCon March 16-18 in Anaheim, California - is months away, he's started working on watercolor 11 x 17 artwork. Originals, like Blond in Jungle Print, will be posted for sale on his Premium Gallery on comicartfans; 11 x 17 limited edition prints (1-25) will debut at WonderCon.
I thought you might find the creative process interesting - starting with a pencil sketch on 100% cotton 140 Lb. cold pressed Arches of France watercolor board.

For years, Doug has used Dr. Ph. Martin's aniline dyes, which give a nice translucent effect.

Typically, the last thing he works on is his signature.

***Please note: Our Epson scanning bed is smaller than 11 x 17 so the artwork was xeroxed and reduced before being scanned; therefore, some of the colors are not as pronounced and details are not as sharp as in the original.

(blog entries by Heidi Hutson)

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