Hi David here. I thought it would be interesting to show you how I do my Hugless Douglas illustrations.
First, I sketch the idea in pencil.
Next, I trace the drawing onto watercolour paper using a light box.
Then I go over the line with black waterproof ink.
When I paint I choose one area at a time, wet that area first then, while still wet I add watercolour. This technique is called ‘wet in wet.’
I make sure each painted area is dry before I move onto the next part.
Finally, I add little details with coloured pencils.
Of course, I add a title, sign and date. This paintings took me about 2 hours.
David is our Wigwam author-in-residence and a great friend of Living Paintings.