A friend of mine challenged me to paint a landscape from a painting. I am not a landscape artist and I rarely copy from photos. I still used it as more of a guide, rather than trying to depict the image directly. I found it very tedious, and boring. But I am pleased with the outcome. I am getting it framed tomorrow and it is being gifted to my grandmother (she has lots of empty wall space)
Water colour on 18″x14″ board. With a touch of gouache and Acrylic.
Photo it is based on is from here : http://josephrossbach.photoshelter.com/#!/index/G0000B7QfDGCnndk
Larger version of the full image can be seen here : http://zombieprincess.deviantart.com/art/Misty-water-485953794?ga_submit_new=10%253A1412273059&ga_type=edit&ga_changes=1&ga_recent=1
So, I decided that the best way to get back into doing my art work was to go back in time. And drag out characters and stories which I made well over14 years ago. It has proven to be productive, and the little burst of inspiration that I required.
I decided the other day that I wanted to do a landscape. Now usually I work with water colour, and lighter colours. So i decided to try some Gouache out for a change. As I haven’t used it in 10 years at least. It was fun, and I actually really enjoyed it, I was surprised at how precisely it could be applied.
Unfortunately, buildings and landscaping are definitely not a strong point of mine, and I had to get my old painting books out to re-remind myself of things.
My new challenge to my self is also to limit my colour pallet, as at University I was criticized for using to much colour. I can’t say I have achieved it fully, but I am getting there.
This could be better, and I am going to practice. But I am pleased with it seeing as I have avoided buildings for so long!
Done mainly with Gouache, along with a little water colour.
A larger version of the image can be seen here: http://zombieprincess.deviantart.com/art/Something-a-little-different-Fantasy-town-469716292
And a few WIP’s close ups.