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Timelapse Tuesday #19: Tropical Mermaid

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Art Process

Hi everyone and welcome back to Timelapse Tuesday! This week I’m working with the theme of Mermaids (it is Mermay after all!). I was getting tired of using the same cool palette in my last few pieces so I decided to use colors in the warmer side of the color wheel. I usually cool down my colors with alizarin crimson and ultramarine, so I focused on only using them to darken the cad yellow and vermillion. I also tested out a new way to color skin that was more reliable by adding Chinese white to Burnt Sienna and modifying it with other colors. I’m slowly adding pre-mixed colors in my repertoire (how scandalous!) by making sure to mix them and integrate them with the composition.

I’m also transitioning cameras! I used to record all of my videos with my iPhone and the Hyperlapse app. This worked for quite a while but I was getting frustrated with the 45 minute limit in between videos and taking up space in my phone. My beau had a Logitec c270 that he wasn’t using, so I started experimenting with longer recording sessions. To be fair, I needed to modify the camera lens so I could manually focus (thus voiding any warranty it might have had). Fortunately, my overhead set up works perfectly with the camera so, aside from a long cord attached to my laptop, I can record for as long as I want! You might be thinking “why not use a full camera?” and my answer is, space is at a premium on my studio desk and I rather use that space to hold my materials.

See you later for tonight’s Digital Art Stream post!

Materials:

  • Prismacolor Colerase Pencil in Gray
  • Pentel Pocket Brush
  • Daler Rowney Aquafina Travel Set
  • Uniball Signo Pen in White
  • Strathmore Drawing Paper
  • Sakura Koi Mini Waterbrushes in Fine & Medium
  • Prima Marketing Waterbrush in Flat

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