I actually like how this practice turned out. Used watercolor, india ink, chalk pastel, and a little bit of acrylic (only on the petals, I've never used acrylic before so I was just testing... ).
Traditional Practice 03 by ~Heiros "Every single thing about this picture is just wow. The sensitive blending of the watercolours, combined with the cross hatching in the ink and subtle areas of chalk....
On top of that, the figures, anatomy and general execution of the picture is incredibly strong and maybe even a little amusing!" (
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Thanks. ^_^ I tend to use more than one medium in any traditional work I do. I'm always telling myself, why stick to one thing? It just makes things more interesting for me to find different ways and affects to color things if I use more than one medium. If I didn't think this was good enough already with the stuff I already used I probably would've added something like oil pastel/paint, colored pencils, or copic markers. XD I guess when it comes to traditional media works I'm a mixed medium person... not satisfied with using one thing.
...I don't usually have the confidence since I'm always so scared of messing up but it it turns out this well experimenting could be fun. Can I ask if you do the watercolouring first and then add the pastel/chalk/markers etc on later?
Ah, I use to be scared of messing up things as well all the time so I always stuck to inking and coloring digitally, but I got myself to get over that fear and just take the risk cause you're never going to get good at it or find different techniques and skills if you never try and work at it. When mixing different mediums it's best to use your wet colors first like markers and watercolors, cause if you try to color with watercolor or markers over things like color pencils or oil pastels since they have kind of a waxy surface at times it's harder to get the colors on them with wet mediums. Chalk and is nice to play around with at times over other mediums since it can go on top of most anything, and can be erasable as well, it can also mix well with watercolors over it.
Wow thank you for the advice. I did attempt at doing a mixture of Watercolour and arcrylic, and it didn't go as disasterously wrong as I thought ^^ but I still need to work on using paint and colours that are more permanent since I spend most of my colouring time erasing errors ^^: This is so much help, you're a wonderful person.
Ah I see. Well only you yourself would know what a sketch and proper work is with your skills and abilities and no one else really, and everyone has a different definition of what is proper for work and not, but it doesn't make them more right or wrong than the next person.
Naturally, that's both the wonderful trait of us humans, as well as our Achilles heel - diversity in opinion.
And well, some would say most of my work is "sketch work" due to lack of colours or proceeding work on a picture outside of pure pencil work. While I generally consider it a proper work of mine if I find that I focused thoroughly on it rather than just scribbling something down.
I get fierce even in my practices! Haha XD Always try my best in all I do even if it's a practice, I call it a practice cause I don't expect even my best efforts to turn out good when I'm still experimenting and learning how to do traditional media.
Thanks, I like to mix up mediums to see what I can get out of it. And I find it easier to color when I'm working with more than one medium that can layer over another for affects or fix mistakes.
I used it on the girls face and clothes to make a lighter orange lighting, used it on the bristles of the broom, used some on the petals, and used some on the boy wherever you see a pink-ish or yellow-ish lighting on him.