Monday, November 22, 2010

Color Rough

Completed this color rough, with a line down the middle for colored pencil line on one side and ink on the other. This is done on cold press watercolor paper. I prefer hot press. Cold press is too bumpy for me:)


Bethany Hissong said...

Cold press is definitely more for painting than drawing. But again, your illustration is fantastic!

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

I love it Christine!! :o)

And I do love that we can see the texture of the cold press. Maybe it's not so fun the pen and ink with all those lumps for it does look fantastic!

June said...

I can't see it large enough to really see the difference between the ink or the coloured pencil line work.
Which did you prefer in the end?
Could you add a section zoomed in on for us to see perhaps?

I like cold press (or 'Not') paper to paint on, but not with too rough a surface. I think Fabriano does a paper that is somewhere between the two surfaces, but I forget what it is called as I couldn't get it in the UK.
Hot press paper tends to be just a little too smooth for my liking, but it is good for scanning if you don't want the paper texture to show up! I quite like seeing paper textures in the scans though!

Keep sharing your lovely characters with us, it is always a pleasure to see what you have been working on.

Phyllis Harris said...

Oh my goodness! I just found your blog and I am in love with your little characters!!! I can't wait to see your new website when it is finished so I can peruse your portfolio! I'll keep checking back. Great work!!

christine grove said...

Bethany and Alicia, thank you! Feel like I was fighting with the cold press texture:) Good to know you still like it.

June, I'll look out for that paper. Fabriano's whites are really nice, wonder if they have a pad-hate stretching paper!! Leaning towards micron pen with colored pencil for his furriness;) Glad you're enjoying the characters!

Phyllis, thanks for stopping by and leaving such a sweet comment:) That old slow going! Have someone doing it for me and both of us have kinda stalled on it. Hopefully working on it will pick back up-I need one!!

Michelle Henninger said...

I think the texture of this guy on the cold press is wonderful. Seriously. I think it works really well.