See T’Hed One for earlier steps…

This second sketch started with gauche on watercolour paper. I added medium charcoal as an outline and texture.

The gouache I have are all primary colours and I mix them right on the pigment pucks. I paint wet on wet and let the pigments bleed as they want. It tends to take hours to dry and I love watching how it evolves. Sometimes, it changes in ways I didn’t intend and that forces me to reconsider my plans. Because I had hopped to let go and allow messy mistakes become my work partner, I actually hoped for more bleeding. I’ll have to adjust the paint next time and see what I can do. I’m really loving how the charcoal looks on top if the dry paint. It feels like it has more depth and volume.

Stay tuned for more explorations…

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