Ladies of Star Wars
I was asked if I would be willing to provide artwork for a star wars charity event and decided to try playing around with how watercolors would work on toned drawing paper.
Each of the three pieces is 5 x 7 on Strathmore 118 gsm sketch paper that I cut out of a sketchbook and taped down after I transferred my original drawings. I think each took roughly around 2 hours, the process was interesting enough for me to want to continue to play around this way.
I will probably buy a couple tubes of gouache if I do, because even working opaquely with the watercolor white proved to take a lot of layering to accomplish a tone.
It was very weird to paint with watercolor on toned paper, and I think by the time I got to Leia (who was last) I accomplished leaving more of the paper alone.