Here's the finish piece, to let you know what you're in for:
And here's the pencilled, taped off blue lines, right before the first wash.
I usually like to apply an overall wash of light color when watercoloring (and occasionally, doing marker work) as insurance towards better color harmony. The wash for this piece was a very light greenish yellow, but even so, I had trouble bringing the colors together.
|Reconstituting a premixed, dried fleshtone.|
|My current three favorite brushes: A Sceptre Gold Round size 0, a Escoda Reserva Round Size 1, and an Escoda Reserva Round in size 4.|
|I introduce a shadow by mixing indigo and paynes grey together, and working it into the green.|
|I brought some of the pink of the rose into the cast shadow. This worked doubly well, as the pink was a near compliment to the green I used, neutralizing the green a little.|