Currently Browsing: Backgrounds 18 articles

180804-sktchy-2-jeremy-hawkins-chipbrdCRAltBRFeat

Have Fun By Working on a Different Surface

Sometimes it’s fun to work on a toned surface, whether you create that tone (or texture) yourself by preprinting the surface, or your work on a surface that comes toned. Typically I’ll work on toned paper but I had some chipboard in the studio for another project and grabbed a piece to sketch on the […]

180209-note-from-dick-stone-aqua-hp-backgrCRAltBRFEAT

In Contest—Paper Comparisons

Note: Oops, that’s embarrassing, a typo in the post’s title. “In Context.” To change it now will mess up the permalink. If you are testing papers to see whether you like working on them then it is important that you test all your usual techniques to ensure that the paper will respond in ways that […]

171118_sktchy-bc-CRAltCRFEAT

Protected: Simple Approaches for Backgrounds—A Five-Part Series: Part 5 Lifting Off Color

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

171214-sktcjy-Rick-Japanese-LinedEDCRADBRFEAT

Protected: Simple Approaches for Backgrounds—A Five-Part Series: Part 4 Fold Outs

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

170510_Sktchy_KO-fullFEAT

Protected: Simple Approaches for Backgrounds—A Five-Part Series: Part 3 Patterns

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post.

180120_sktchy-ds-aquacpCRAltBR1FEAT

Simple Approaches for Backgrounds—A Five-Part Series: Part 2 Multi-color Backgrounds

This is Part Two of a five-part series on executing simple backgrounds in your journal or other artwork. Part One of this series can be found at this link. One of the simplest, yet most interesting approaches to a background, especially for a portrait, is to have broken color. This means that one or more […]

171223-2-sktchy-cw-CRAltFeat

Simple Approaches for Backgrounds—A Five-Part Series: Part 1

I was organizing my images for blog posts and noticed that I had a lot of common themes, some not as obvious.  What do the images in today’s post and those referenced (linked) all have in common? Well all but one have backgrounds painted AFTER the sketch is made (and typically even after the sketch […]

161231_roseanne-gouacheCRBR

A Couple Helpful Books for People Interested in Drawing Comics or Graphic Novels

This post was originally published on January 25, 2017 during my site transition. Above: The above image hasn’t got anything to do with today’s topic. I don’t do comics and am not working on a graphic novel. But this is the last painting I did at the end of 2016 and I really wanted to […]

RozWoundUp
Close Cookmode

Pin It on Pinterest