Part II – Watercolor & Pen Rendering
God’s creativity is endless & leaves me in a constant state of awe. Something so organic as a piece of granite has so much beautiful detail and is literally a work of art in itself.
Let’s take a look at our subject one more time…
This was so much harder than I anticipated because of the amount of detail!
I’m not particularly happy with the outcome, but as the saying goes practice makes perfect & I have a lot of countertop samples.
Okay so the first thing I did was a little wash of white with a sienna brownish-yellow.
The important part to note here is that I did NOT totally cover every part. I left plenty of white space.
I actually forgot to erase some of my pencil lines & please ignore that terrible blob on the lower right side…
Hopefully you didn’t even notice 😉
So the next thing I did was the dark brown & ochre yellow details that are obvious to see.
At this point I just tried my best to add in as much detail without going overboard.
The last step I took was a quick pen rendering which definitely added to it but then again I think it’s the pen I’m the least pleased with.
When you look at the granite you obviously don’t see a black outline around the top surface…Also notice the major difference in the last photo of the angle of the granite compared to the point of view I drew it in. See how different it looks?
So if watercolor is the medium you prefer to work with, here are three book recommendations to help you along.
I hope you enjoyed this little two part tutorial & I would love some feedback for future tutorial ideas anyone might be interested in.
Stay creative & keep practicing!