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You would not believe the number of times I attempted this piece. Am I entirely satisfied? No. Am I letting it go for my own sanity? Yes.
I’m not really one that draws superheroes very often, and Wolverine is one of those characters that’s been drawn by so many people you kinda feel like “what’s the point?” But fan art is always fun, and it’s good practice, so I felt like giving it a try, and in my preferred color scheme for the character. | Watercolor Pencils
Watercolor pencils on gray paper. I was able to achieve this by spray-mounting the grey paper down to a piece of watercolor paper, giving it some backing and absorption. My technique isn’t overly sloppy with the water, so the paper held up really well and I love the depth and mood the grey paper provides.
A tiny area of the house, tucked deep in the basement that I call “The Corner” where I create most of my traditional art.
It’s cold and noisy but I love it. I’ve got some choice reference book close to hand, and my assorted collection of inspirational
nerd items. There’s few places I’d rather spend more time in than here.
Quorra from Tron Legacy | watercolor and marker
Every once in a while I like to try my hand at watercolor. To me it’s one of those art forms that is at its best when it is seemingly random – just letting the water and color flow and getting something unexpected and natural that resembles reality. And some people can make that look really easy. “Carefully calculated random” is how I think of it…. and I’ve yet to be able to nail that process down. But like most art forms “it’s all about putting in the reps”, to borrow a quote from the amazing Mr. Schultz.
Upon realizing I had close to a dozen pocket knives tucked away here and there, I decided to make a rack so I could easily see my choices each morning. I wanted it to have an old hardware store look, kinda dirty, used. I found some scrap wood left over in the barn, I’m guessing shipping crates or something, probably been up there since the 50’s. The board said Dayton Warehouse on it. The other side (in this photo) has the warehouse half of the stencil. The interior slots are made of poplar that I burned with a torch and the backing is made of 1/2″ slats with small gaps between to look like a crate. Fun project, and I’m sure I’ll be using more of my knives now that I can see them.
My friend and I got to talking about the things we carry every day, and how it’s interesting to see what other’s consider necessary for each day. So, here’s my EDC photo.