Good morning everyone!
I’m busily working on a new exciting graphic novel, which I am very anxious to tell you all about very soon! Until then, here are some color practices that I try to do as often as I can. Understanding and mastering color and light is, hands down, the most challenging issue of my practice.
A few days ago I bought myself a nice little box of Windsor & Newton watercolors. I love them, the colors are vibrant and rich, the box is cute, but they have two tiny flaws:
No. 1 – the colors don’t dry very fast and remain a bit too gooey even hours after I stop using them; and because I mainly use them out and about and keep them in my bag, they move around in the box and get stuck to the lid;
No. 2 – there is no black color pan inside!!! And what do you do when life doesn’t give you a black color pan in your watercolor travel box? You effing mix that black yourself! And this takes us to the subject of my little blog post today: colored blacks. This time I’m in a for a longer article because I think some of you might find this info useful.
What are colored blacks, how to mixed them and why to use them? Keep on reading.
And the royal couple again cause they deserve the spotlight 😀