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Wednesday, April 20, 2016

April 2, 2016 in Roz's Fake Journal

Above: 16 x 10 inch Cold Press Watercolor board.
Various watercolors and rubber stamp ink.
Click on the image to view an enlargement. 
As I mentioned in yesterday’s introduction to this project my character loves frisket! I guess on day 2 the real Roz wasn’t quite ready to give up backgrounds yet.

The character was working with Payne’s Gray Watercolor and sketching pigeons from an aviary in different ways to work with that paint. She painted over a direct brush version on the right, but frankly I think that was the real Roz saying let’s go in closer because I’m frustrated with all this glazing.

We’ll never really know.

As I said, I was pretty grumpy (even when sketching birds) the first week.


Michelle Himes said...

I like your colors, and the way you designed the page.

Roz Stendahl said...

Thanks Michelle. The boxes and background were put in before I painted and I let them determine what I'd do as far as fitting drawings in those boxes.

Margaret McCarthy Hunt said...

Amazing. Love the background. How did you do that??!

Roz Stendahl said...

Margaret background is watercolor with rubberstamp ink stencils (when first layers are dry) The picture areas were reserved with rectangles of frisket —which were difficult to adhere to this cold press board—I used to use it all the time and was able to get EXTRA SUPER TACKY but my local store doesn't sell that any more and I didn't have time to mail order!!! Going forward I use it a little bit in the project, but not as much as I'd hoped because of that factor.

My character does all the positioning by eye (I'm much more fussy!!!!). That was a nice break.