Warm Up: Beach Scene

I’m trying to do some warm up drawings and messing with different styles and brushes, papers, etc.

This is a simple line-art drawing, digitally drawn, without working off a rough. I used Painter 11, with the paper set so it has some tooth. When I use a pencil, I usually use the “grainy cover pencil”, which will cover any colors used underneath the it’s layer, as well as pick up on the grainy texture of the paper. If you work digitally, you know you can control the amount of grain with some of your tools. Painter’s digital watercolors are underneath the line work. I like to use them quick and fast. I don’t like things to look tight, so I’m fighting that ALL the time when I work. And finally, I will sometimes double up the line work and/or color layers, depending on how bold I want things to be. In this case, I went for bold.


2 Responses to Warm Up: Beach Scene
  1. Gary Bowen
    July 5, 2012 | 10:49 am

    Cute! (sounds like the ‘bump layer technique’ I learned in PS. My human heart illustration)

  2. paula
    July 5, 2012 | 11:32 am

    Gary: Hey thanks for commenting! Ah…Didn’t know about the ‘bump layer technique’. I stumbled on it myself, it seems.