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Exploring with Ink & Watercolor

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I've had a little more free time lately to experiment with some of my favorite supplies! Last night, I created a few colorful, abstract studies. I built up layers of washes using  Acrylics, Watercolor, &  India Ink. Each act a little different of the paper. I may create a blog soon going more into detail with what you can achieve with each! 

My Favorite Supplies: 
Golden High Flow Acrylics
Dr. Martin Bombay India Ink
White Goauche (or watered-down acyrlic) 
Sumi Ink Brushes
Toothbrushes (for splatter!) 
Windsor Newton Watercolor Pan Set

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I painted these on Precut 5X7 Watercolor Paper..that way they're all set to be framed! & I also enjoy working on a smaller size to experiment..that way I can work on three pieces at once and not get bored while allowing the others to dry.

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I also experimented with adding some gel bead texture..that gave an interesting texture.  

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You can also achieve interesting effects when splattering Rubbing Alcohol (Isopropyl 91%) on the wet paint!  After (patiently...) allowing the pieces to dry, I sometimes splatter white paint and add details with iridescent colors for a cosmic look. 

The Guardians: Explore

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Earlier this year I had the opportunity to create an illustration for a board game called

The Guardians: Explore!

It's being kickstarted right now! Once it's funded, I will be able to create more artwork for it! Here is the link: http://kck.st/1xua3yK

My process is below:

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A few details:

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Bowties are cool

doctor Here is a mixed-media portrait of the 11th Doctor I worked on this past summer. I had planned on doing a portrait of week...and would still like to make that a goal of mine. Any suggestions as to whom I should draw next???