After coloring sketches with markers at the MSU Comics Forum last month, I decided I wanted to go a different route. Mainly, watercolor paint. Plenty of my comic pals use watercolor paint to jazz up their sketches, so I thought I would give it a try. While the fancy travel watercolor painting kits look nice, I needed to start small at first. A 99-cent watercolor set from Meijer worked just fine (for now).
Paint Me Like Your French Foxes
Here’s my first run, which I whipped up after getting home with my 99-cent watercolor kit: a quick No Filter Fox. I like the look of the color, and more importantly, I really enjoyed painting with water colors.¹ I’m still getting accustomed to the process, but I’m having fun.
Cat Got Your Paint Brush?
I drew and colored this cartoon on Monday for Stephanie: a portrait of our two cats, Nigel and Rags. Again, I’m still getting the hang of watercolor painting, but I’m figuring watercolor techniques out as I go (how to do washes and such). The texture look on the Rags drawing came from a paper towel. I wanted to dab up some extra paint, but liked the streaky look, and it blended the colors closer to Rags’ actual coloring.