Tag Archives: Posca

Carl’s house (from the movie Up)

12 Jun
Remember the movie “Up”? Carl is compelled to leave (in) his house when it is squeezed too tight between skyscrapers.

 

Pencil sketch on Canson 10,2 x 15,2 cm One Art book:

I used alcohol-ink brushmarkers and promarkers for colouring and a light grey Stabilo Point 88 for the thin lines:

The watercolor effect in the sky was achieved by using a light blue promarker in one hand and the blender in the other. Then I did the same for the grey buildings in the distance. I used a black 0.1 mm Uni-Ball pin pen for the black lines, and a white Posca pen for the white ones:

Vieux Nice (opus 2)

10 Jun
I complemented Vieux Nice (opus 1) with a particular scene I had in mind.

 

Pencil sketch on a thick watercolor pad, having delimited the same size as the opus 1 painting:
I mixed orange and crimson for the façade that I applied with a large synthetic brush, and wiped paint with less than more success where the lamp and some clothes needed to be white. I applied some yellow around the window:

For the window blinds I used a mix of turquoise and ultramarine:

While the light blue was drying, I worked with burnt sienna and black on the lamp, and then proceeded to paint details on the blinds with ultramarine:

I used burnt sienna for the shadows, included that of the clothesline, and black for the clothes in the back and shadow of the window blinds. I added an extra layer of blue for shadows and contrast on the blinds and let that dry:

With more black I finished the shadows between the blinds, corrected the shape of the lamp and added details around it. Then I grabbed a white Posca pen and traced the clotheslines, added white to the top of the lamp, and marked the window sill. I then used white watercolor to paint the white clothes:

Having painted white the glass of the lamp, the painting was finished. Here is it, in a 40×30 cm frame, ready to be given to the friend who received opus 1:

Two cranes on a pine tree branch

9 Jun
A quick go at two cranes on a pine tree, based on a mural I photographed in China in April 2016:
I chose a sheet of beige Canson paper, used a Pentel black brushpen for the outline and the black feathers of the cranes, and watercolor for the rest. I added white watercolor for highlights on the branch, and a white Posca pen for the cranes’ neck line and beak:

Here is the resulting painting, framed (30×20 cm) and ready to give as a present:

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