Wednesday, September 26, 2012

The Dragon's Armory

Watercolor over pencil (only the dragon), 22x9"
Thanks to John Howe for his recommendation of a watercolor brand, this little clinger of sorts has been given some color after  only being completed in a gray scale of graphite.  This small creature was initially created about 2 years ago in a sketch book that I abandoned but recently looked through.  I thought to myself how much I enjoyed this idea and I wanted to turn it into a actual finished piece. Therefore, after I have spent a good amount of money on these new watercolors that are more than worth every penny (Grumbacher), I can see the difference in the light-fastness of the color as well as the saturation that each tube brings. Finally, such bright colors that remarkably put up with my constant layering! I still have a ways to go, but this was a great achievement for a practice run with my new paints. Thank you again John Howe, and thank you to all of those who have donated money/bought prints from me recently. You have made this possible and I am grateful for that opportunity.