More watercolor! Again, I’m playing with messy styles and seeing what works and what doesn’t. One of the things I like is the paint spatter effect I’ve used with varying success in the past few paintings. One thing I need to work on is color vibrancy. I have a tendency to work in too low an opacity with the paint, which means the colors de-saturate more than I’d like in the finalized piece. I’m going to continue playing around with different brushes and opacity levels to see if I can up the saturation and speed up how quickly I can crank out these paintings.

If I continue to hone the style and it ends up working, this is getting closer to the look I want for my upcoming comic project, which I hope to start production on sometime around the new year. I still want “rougher” inks and I have a tendency to polish my ink lines up, even when I’m trying to keep things messy. Maybe I’ll slam a bottle of Jack and then draw something. That should “solve” the problem of my ink lines being a little too precise for my liking.

Oh, also… HUNGER GAMES. Just to keep things pop-culturally appropriate.

Katniss Everdeen from The Hunger Games

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