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Cover Art for The Plateau: Blocking in Color

Aug 3, 2012 | Paintings, Process, Works in Progress

Earlier in the week, I transferred a finished drawing to watercolor paper so that I could begin painting the cover art for the upcoming book The Plateau—Voices of the Earth. Over the past couple of days, I’ve been blocking in color—filling in the white paper with blocks of clear, plain color. I can still see my pencil drawing through this first layer of paint, so that when I start to add detail, I still have my drawing to guide me. Once the first layer of color is added, I can switch to smaller brushes and start adding detail.

Now that the bear is done, I’ll work on each animal individually—check back soon to see how they’re coming along!

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