Friday, September 3, 2010
Watercolor - Creating a 3D look
Above is one of our pumpkins that we water embossed (or applied Paper Shaping technique as reader Jan suggested). It has dried and is still "puffed". So how can we color it to add to the 3D look? You will see this technique used a lot in all the Copic coloring examples, but it has been around long before Copics. When something is closer to you or out where it can catch the light, there will be highlights. This area will be lighter. Areas that are further away, back in the shadows, will be darker. So if we apply these principles, our artwork will look more realistic.
Another way to create a 3D look is to add shadows. I think shadows deserve their own post, however......after all, according to my daughter, I am the "Shadow Queen"....and who knows what lurks in the hearts and minds of man?....The shadow does!