Arsene Lupin Posted May 10, 2018 Share Posted May 10, 2018 (edited) Heyo folks. Unlike many (most, hopefully) of y'all, I can't play Deadfire. At all. Because crashes. Constantly the crashes. So in the meantime I thought I'd try my hand at some watercolor portraits to mod into the game. Gonna do myself as an elf w/ a goatee because Evil Spock, and am thinking of make a Death Godlike based on Avery Brooks (who you may know as Benjamin Sisko) and an Orlan based on Ellie Kemper (who you may know as the unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt). Only I haven't done much more than pencil sketches (and digital oil painting) in more than a decade. It's probably been two decades since I've tried watercolors (kindergarten/preschool, basically). So I'm here to pose a few questions to any artists who might be floating around the forum. Specifically: Is it possible to use a minimal amount of water to prevent sketchpad paper from warping, or am I gonna have to go buy some thicker watercolor paper? Is it better to do the ink outlining before or after the watercoloring? Is there a good, hi-resolution example of Obsidian's water-color portraiture out there that would make a good reference for me (so I can mimic the style)? I'm really not very good at shading. Is there a good way to keep the water colors from bleeding into each other (or the ink)? Like, would a charcoal pencil or chalk or maybe something like a waxy crayon be helpful? Ideally something that would be easy to remove or render "invisible" b/c I don't believe Obsidian's water-color portraits appear to have anything other than ink and paint in 'em. Any general advice/tips for someone who hasn't done much 2D art in a long time without the aid of a Wacom tablet and sophisticated art applications? (Tablet is currently broken, hence my return to physical media). Edited May 10, 2018 by Arsene Lupin Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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