Monday, November 30, 2009

watercolor for illustration

Classic children's illustrations by Arthur Rackham. I love his dreamy, dark whimsical style...and his command of watercolor is amazing. I've been exploring with painting watercolor on Bristol Plate instead of the usual cold press traditional watercolor paper...the flat surface of the paper lends itself to experimentation as the paint floats on top of the paper- but it also makes an already hard to use watercolor even harder!

Advice from a Caterpillar, by Arthur Rackham

"That's very curious", by Arthur Rackham

At this the whole pack rose up into the air, and came flying down upon her,

by Arthur Rackham
All of these illustrations are from Project Gutenberg

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