As well as regualr watercolour paintings I have also been exploring other people’s ‘Line and Wash’ pictures. They are amazing! Originally I was looking for ‘Line and Wash’ work where the line was ink and the wash was watercolour but I soon discovered that there’s also a wonderful technique using ink washes over line work, or even on their own. In my own work at the moment I want to stick with the watercolours for my wash ink washes are definitely something I would like to experiment with in the future.
So the work I found looks like this (as usual I have endeavoured to find the artist of each piece of art and included that in the caption). Please be aware none of these pictures are my own – they are by other fabulous artists who inpire me with their work.
These first 6 use a very simple wash of one or two colours along with the line work – some of which looks like it’s been done wet on wet which is very clever. I think this is really effective especially for illustration purposes. It gives an ink drawing a lot of atmosphere. I really really like it.
The next one actually uses ink lines and then the artist added colour with watercolour pencils which seems like an interesting way of doing it. I think the effect is good and it sounds like quite a controllable way to get the paint on too.
The following are all very different by each beautiful in it’s own way.
Finally there are these three which have really beaitiful line work and bright colours which I really like:
When I first began to have a go at watercolour I mistakenly thought it was all about doing pretty little paintings of cottages but there is so much to it – it’s wonderful. I want to try out painting like some of these. I want to try the colourful animal watercolour styles I saw yesterday. I want to try the very limited pallette line and wash paintings at the top of this post. I want to try a bright coloured effect like Abbey Diamond uses and I want to draw and colour a really detailed ink drawing like the last picture on today’s post from Artyfactory.com. There is just so much to learn and try and work on. I am amazed.