Hi friends! Today I am going to show you how I made an atmospheric background on which I would later use other art media on top.
Check out the video, it’s real time and quick so if you have a spare 15 minutes you can give it a try!
Supplies Affilate Links Used
- Hahnemulhe Cezanne watercolor paper
- Arteza Watercolor brushes *10% off coupon code thefrugalcrafter11 valid through November 12th
- M Graham Watercolors *Quin rose, Gamboge, Cerulean blue
- Reference photo
After the paper was dry I took my Arrtx Alp grey tone marker pack (because it has a great selection of warm and cool greys that are all logically numbered) and defined the tops of the buildings. I also decided to play with the sky a bit and use some soft pastels. Then I added some fine liners and pastel pencils to the front row of buildings.
At this point I was kind of afraid of messing it up but I thought it needed more so I sketched on some birds with pastel pencil and then went over them with a waterbrush filled with ink to make them blacker and crisper.
So what do you think? Do you like how I finished it off or should I have quit while I was ahead? I’m happy with it and it was a lot of fun! If you are looking for something fun and artsy to do next month why not join me for Paintsgiving on Sktchy! *This link includes a $5 discount when you add the class to your cart but if you don’t see it use coupon code: WeirichPG Regular price is $39.99, with discount $34.99. Offer good on Paintsgiving class. Happy crafting!