Let me know if this ever becomes a print, absolutely love it
great work :D
Thanks so much! I'll see if I can have a few prints made :)
Great work! Am I right in thinking this was coloured in Photoshop? I'm really impressed with the dry brush effect. I assume that's a custom brush? I've been trying to achieve that same effect because I love old Hanna-Barbara backgrounds, but I've never managed to pull it off. If it is Photoshop, have you ever made a tutorial? Or perhaps you can point me towards something that'll help get me started?
Hey, Allan! It's actually done with a brush and paint on watercolor paper. I don't use a computer to make art (I'm embarrassed to admit, I don't know how!) I'm just now starting to learn it for layout/color study purposes. I adore old animation backgrounds, too! I've found that by using traditional materials, you can really achieve those nice organic textures seen in old cartoons.
Beautiful work as always Stephanie! Love the colors!
Thanks Stephanie! I'm no painter but I have the supplies so I guess it's time to start experimenting. This'll be fun!
Allan, I'd recommend a nice watercolor block paper with a good tooth to it to allow for paint irregularities. Acrylic paints of course. watercolors and gouaches will only blend when you try and apply textures unless you're super good and can nail it on the first pass. After your flat base colors are down try a flat tipped sable for your highlights or shadow textures (apply a drybrush technique) you may even get better results with a older brush that's a little frayed and split. The watercolor paper texture is key here, you'll be playing off the peaks and valleys of the paper. Best of luck to you
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