Feb 29

Flame-a-Corn

This was based on a suggestion of one of my students, combine a Unicorn and a fiery Phoenix. Painted in gouche.

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    • Astrid on March 5, 2008 at 2:14 am

    That’s pretty cool; love the fish-thing!

    Have you thought of painting on toned paper? I could imagine that’d work really well with your coloring.

    • Brian on March 6, 2008 at 1:18 am
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    Thanks Astrid.

    When you say toned, are you speaking of putting a wash down first of tone, or buying it that way?

    • Astrid on March 6, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    I think either could give interesting result. I suppose when you put down a wash you’re more flexible with the color. But both work fine. I used to do a lot of sketching and calligraphy on brown wrapping paper (mostly because it was cheap, but I also liked the effect), and other colored paper of every shade.

    • Brian on March 6, 2008 at 1:31 pm
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    I think I will give it a try. I am doing a pro-bono piece that will have gradual tone washes first and then the details on top.

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