I love the look on Batman's face! He just doesn't seem to be able to compute what's happening.
I like how the layout is sort of simple-ish and yet really effective. I also love the snow. Great job!
I really should take more notice of the Justice League.
I often do that with backgrounds, too, though that's possibly because my usual medium is watercolour pencils and it is a bit more difficult to create a detailed background with watercolours.
I should really get around to watching stuff like that.
I do a lot of work with watercolours and the fact that it can't be erased is always scary. I always use the same set so I already know what colours they actually come out as (one can never really trust what colour it looks like or says it is), which helps when trying to get the best out of my artwork. I also use really small paint brushes, which helps reduce the number of times the colour goes over the lines and also helps with blending. Otherwise, it's mainly just trial and error. It may be difficult, but I find it incredibly rewarding.
A lot of people use watercolour paints and get it confused with watercolour pencils. I thought that I'd just point out that I'm referring to the pencils, just to be on the safe side.
Other tips include:
- The darker the colour, the "thicker" it will be. When water is added, more particles will mix with the water with darker colours than with lighter ones, which means that it is easier to spread darker colours than lighter colours (this also means that darker colours will come out darker when water is added while light ones will come out lighter when water is added). Be careful of this when adding water as the colour will leak if not careful (it's good to keep the artwork on a horizontal-ish angle when adding water). Also, try to have less water on the brush when adding water to darker colours. This is most important with black.
Likewise, lighter colours do not spread nearly as much, so have more water on the end. However, if you are focussing on one small part of the artwork that has a lot of colours, always try to use very small amounts of water. You'll learn the right amounts needed with more practice.
- if you're blending, start the brush from the lighter colour and move to the darker colour. This matters most when there's only very little of the lighter colour when compared to the darker colour (such as with shading).
- Try finding a set of watercolours that are really vivid. The only ones I can find that are really vivid are Jasart watercolours. However, they're Australian and can only be found in Australia. Vivid ones are always good, though, so try to find a vivid set.
- Also use thick cartridge (art) paper that works with watercolours, otherwise it will rip and fall apart when water is added.
Wow. I did not realise that I actually think about all this stuff when working with watercolours. Hope it helps!
Are watercolor pencils like paints? o.0 I always figured they'd be more obviously....pencil-like. >.>
Wow! Thank you so much for all the pointers! I will definitely keep all this wonderful info. You make me wanna try it out right away, lol! Maybe I can find a ay to order some Jasart paints online? Hmmm...