----------The Art Review---------Additionally the Arches Watercolor Paper is 100% cotton material and it can come in three different types which is rough, hot-press and cold-press paper. If you do want to know more about the types of watercolor paper I'm talking about, I’ve got an interesting article right here for you too see. Also with the Arches paper it does as well come in different forms like full paper boards, blocks and watercolor pads.
Onward through in this blog post, I want to discuss about what I think about the paper itself. So firstly I truly do love the feel and texture of this paper. This being cold-pressed it has this slight rough tooth to the whole watercolor paper. Since this does have that kind of tough tooth, it can hold the watercolor paints quite easily. But it can also handle heavy doses of water without the paper from rippling to much as the result of the water.
Further on, I think for what the Arches paper is worth for the quality and texture it is pretty great. I'll tell you the truth I didn't have any problem with this type of paper when painting either. The only thing that is a bother is the price of the paper. It's not the highest priced I've seen in the market but, the paper does vary around the prices of $14.00 to $19.07. Some places even can be higher that I know of as well, but sometimes if your looking for the decent quality of materials, you'll need to pay a bit extra for the product.
However if your looking for one place to find them in that price range I had said, I'd recommend for the best deal in finding this product of paper from the store, Blick. Which you can find here.
Moving on with the blog post I want to give a small list of what art martials I used for this piece and I also want to say thank you so much to my mother for letting me use the Arches watercolor paper for this blog today!
-So anyway here's the list-
1. Winsor&Newton Cotman Watercolors.
2.PaperMate Mirado BlackWarrior 2HB Graphic pencil.
3.Rose Art colored pencils.
4.Winsor&Newton Cotman Round Brushes and Royal Taklon Flat Brushes.
5. Sakura White Gelly roll pen.
---Step By Step---
Well here we are at the final part of the blog post and I'm also going to keep this very shorter than what's written above. This area is going to be about the process of the piece I did on the Arches watercolor paper. So I hope your fine with that.
So starting off, I did draw out a sketch in my sketchbook before doing this. However I didn't want to show the first sketch as it was quite messy in my opinion. The final sketch on the watercolor paper looks much better and I added more to the whole concept, I wanted to do this concept as one of my lady characters out in the woodlands. additionally in the end, I was quite pleased with the results.
Next, I had a problem with the photographs I took of one the following step after the photo above. I didn't realize that they were very out of focus, before I stared working on the piece again the next day. So there is a big skip from the two step and I'm really so sorry for that.
Nevertheless with the missing part It wasn't much at all, It was mostly just the part where I did the background heavy wash. With the watercolor paint mixes of cerulean blue for the sky and a light mix of sap green and hooker's deep green for the grass and trees.
This part down below goes on towards, the tree bark and heavy bushes. I also wanted to make the bushes to have more of a over grown look and have brambles sticking out from the bushes behind the tree. Additionally the paint I used for that tree bark was the mixes of burnt sienna, burnt umber and lamp black.
Next I took care of the grass foliage, by adding more details in certain areas. The shadows underneath the trees and her dress, along with the grass blades I used sap green and hookers deep green. The same paints I used for the under based layer.
I also worked on her dress as well, with a light wash mix of Ultramairne for the underbase and outer details. Violet and Viridian Green for the flower patterns.
Further, the start of working on her hair had begun with the use of Burnt Sienna and Burnt Umber. But along with the process of her hair I added some gray barked trees and some white brambles in the background with the White Gelly roll pen.
The next part, on the next day I worked on the other tree on the right side with the same mixes as before. This step doesn't have much difference except for the grey tree leaves in the background.
Then I added the tree leaves on the right side tree once again with the same mixes as before. While I also added the two butterfly's, both used by the paints Violet and Ultramarine. Additionally the lady's skin as well I did with my Sakura koi paints which was, Jaune Brilliant.
Finally I finished the piece with some colored pencil for the last details and took the tape off. After finishing it, I decided to take a photoshoot of the piece on the day after using the colored pencils on the watercolor artwork.
Also here's the full piece when scanned in the laptop as well, so you can see the details more. I hope you will be pleased by the results as much as I do.
Well we are at the end of the blog post, so I hope you did enjoy and I hope you have a wonderful weekend. Farewell till next time and Thank you so much for the support! It means so much to me for everything.
All photographs and artwork rightfully belongs to © LadyAnnaVintage 2017