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Dawson Watercolor Demo

October 29, 2012

The other day I was invited down to Dawson College to do a demo for the watercolor class. I don’t know if you guys remember this old cheat sheet on three-pass watercolor? (full tutorial here)

I did the original demo with an iPhone, on location in the Mount Royal Cemetery, and went back to those snapshots for the in-class demo. It’s interesting how the new sketch relates to the actual situation. I had some google’d photos of ivy covered monuments on hand – just to have the extra data loaded into memory. You might say it’s improved.  Certainly complexified.

So, that’s something I only lightly touched on in class. Get out into the world, do the visual research, and then when the time comes to draw something similar, you have real world experience behind you. Also, students who were actually there will note I did 10 minutes more work her face when I came home, and pushed the contrast a bit during scanning. Nothing too serious, just a few touches. Perhaps some of the illustrators in class can think about post-processing their paintings before they sign off on the next assignment.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. October 29, 2012 6:23 PM

    Great tutorial and amazing artwork! The way you make the colors pop is just brilliant.

  2. October 30, 2012 1:34 PM

    Oh, I missed this tutorial, thank you for reposting! this is very useful. great stuff.

  3. John Krakitz permalink
    October 30, 2012 4:34 PM

    That’s some good watercolor. Tasty. Mmm


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