Hand tinting pencil drawings is something I have experimented with this week. Rather than risk experimenting with one of my pencil drawings that may have taken hours to do I printed one instead.
I then applied watercolour paint in washes. Not sure that the end result really works but it’s interesting to compare the original grey pencil drawing and the colour version. I feel though that it doesn’t look fresh and the colours look a little muddy. This is caused by the grey of the pencil influencing and changing the colour on top. I think a better option would be to do the pencil work using coloured pencils with less line work and ‘shading’ and then use watercolour paint.
Anyway I thought I would share the results with you and so below are the before and after results, just like the makeovers they used to do in women’s magazines!
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