Painting a tower with watercolour and paper tape

Painting a tower with watercolour and paper tape


Hello! Today I’ll show you how I painted the tower in “The Obsolete Tower” illustration
from my Patreon special. I start with outlining in the tower with yellow paper tape that I usually use to fix paper to my drawing desk. I didn’t draw the tower with a pencil or anything here, but I have planned it in my sketchbook. Once I have done the outline,
I add the first layer of watercolour. Some yellow, pink, blue, and a tiny bit of green. It’s very pale, only to lay the general idea of where the colours will be located. I add salt for extra texture, collect the excessive moisture with a paper towel, and then I wait until the whole thing dries. When it’s dry, I add another layer, with strong tones. The painting is showing a sunrise above mountains, and only the top of the tower is hit by the morning light. So that’s where the warm and intense,
yellow, orange, pink tones are. I drop some more salt again, and wait for the paint to dry. I gently check whether it’s dry, and take my thinnest brush
to add some cracks in the tower. And then I remove the tape. I use a wet brush to wipe off the extra line, and the tower is done. And that’s it. Thank you for watching!

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