Yesterday, I posted sunshine, but today I’m posting something we’re far more familiar with right now.
This kind of stormy urban landscape has become my favorite way to test a new paper. I don’t worry about perspective, proportion or technique. Because the scene is stormy, I don’t worry about blotches or blossoms or streaks.
Be sure to visit here or at Doodlewash this Tuesday, because I have a tutorial showing you how to paint an easier version of one of these urban scenes!
I used flake and black lava salt to create those snowflakes (that won’t be in the tutorial, because I’m keeping it as simple as possible), and Hahnemuhle Anniversary Edition 425gsm Watercolour Block 24×32 Centimetre, 15 Sheets, Matt proved to be EX-cellent for getting that effect. Color lifted easily allowing me to get misty effects, and the paints flowed well.
The paper absorbed
- Schmincke Horadam ½ pan watercolor set
- Colors used: Helio Cerulean, Ruby Red and Payne’s Blue Grey
- Hahnemuhle Anniversary Edition 425gsm Watercolour Block 9.44 x 12.5 inch (24×32 cm) cold pressed paper
- Princeton Short-Handle Neptune Squirrel Mottler 1-Inch
- Princeton Short-Handle Neptune Squirrel Round 8