Wednesday, December 13, 2006

Techniques Galor part 2

Fallin' Apart
mixed media

This was another mixed media technique that used aging and cracking varnishes. The line work was done in pen and ink then layered with watercolor. Then you apply the aging varnish which creates a yellowish tone. Once that is semi-dry you apply the cracking varnish. In order to see the cracks you apply a wash of oil and then buff it down. Then add the finishing touches with some gouache. I chose to illustrate the University of Miami mascot with this cracking technique to show how their football program had fallen apart and lost their winning ways this past season.

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