Illustration Friday - "E is for en espacio"
This is my second week of participating in Illustration Friday. Last week there were about 600 participants. The prompt was "E is for..." and I did this mockup for a book I'm writing in Spanish and English with my mentee, Menticia, who's so excited about it she's already drafting the sequel though we've barely begun with volume one.
What I learned this week: masking fluid does not work as well as I thought it would. The bottle I bought - at great expense - is very thick and gums up quickly. I heeded warnings and used a cheap brush. But when I scratched it off my "stars" they looked awful. I should have just blobbed them on afterwards.
I also learned that I should have painted this larger and then reduced it. That would have sharpened it up. And, I shouldn't have mixed color in the contrail. Next time, it will be solid. And, I should have put a ruled line down before I lettered freehand.
I also learned I like watercolor paper better than the canvas pad I used last week. I have a few sheets in the attic which my aunt gave me thirty years ago and which I've saved for just such an occasion!
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