Another attempt at mixing color with drawing. This way going in a mixed step approach.
This is from a Paris trip this year (just before Covid travel restrictions). This far drawn on location, but it’ll need a bit more work. I didn’t get to draw the window frame that is overlaying the scene, as I’ve saw it from a cafe.
The chaos is a bit too much, and it needs a clear color focus. When doing the obfuscated preview image for my blog, so that non-patreons can’t see it fully, I noticed that it looks quite nice with a watercolor wash over it. It’ll be a risky move, but I’ll take that as inspiration.
So I will now add more colors but also more drawing. As opposed to the recent tree drawing, where I did the drawing first, and then the colors. That will give me some insight – for example if I have more control over the visual focus, as I don’t have to just live with the drawing that exists. And if this works well with the material, e.g. if the ink will stay well on top of the watercolor.