Continued… painting images for children’s books?
These examples of the steps are from a new book I am currently working on making watercolors for “preschool age” children. It is written by a talented Australian author named Julie Anne Ford. I will let you know when it is up and ready to see on Amazon.com
HAS ANYONE WARNED YOU I LIKE TO TALK?
Amelia is the darling 5-year-old main character
my previous post covered the sketch approval steps 1 & 2.
I usually use resist to hold out the areas I want to keep white. It is sometimes called liquid frisket or resist and it sure makes the painting easier and faster. You can see the masking material on the surface of this painting, it is shiny yellow.
I begin by laying in the washes and backgrounds. The bright colors filling up the big areas really quickly begins to bring the ideas-to-life.
5. -main subjects
Now it is time to add form and details to main subjects and get that 3D shading thing happening.
6. -remove resist/frisket
I will not be able to share this finished image with you on the blog, as it would cause problems with the author’s copyright. But the book will be available soon on Amazon.com. Feel free to contact me if you need any assistance locating it.