Hey there, fellow artists!
I'm easing back into my regular work routine after my trip to Canada and really wanted to make some time for a watercolor illustration I could have fun with. Of course, I went for food!
Whilst in Toronto, I took a few pictures of food items I ordered at restaurants and cafes. I thought this sandwich would be a good one to get back into the flow of painting after my break!
Today's blog post will be a short one, but stay tuned for next Friday's post/YouTube video, because a meatier article related to how I stayed creative during my trip is in the works! I'll be sharing specific tips to make traveling both enjoyable AND productive as an artist!
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Watercolor Painting Process
This is the original picture I took at the restaurant.
Before starting with the painting process, I sketched an outline drawing lightly, making sure to take advantage of my space on the large sheet of watercolor paper I set out to use. I wanted to challenge myself to create a larger illustration and went for a large 50 x 50 cms. of Canson Montval watercolor paper (185 g/m²).
I wanted to enjoy myself with this illustration, but I also wanted to push myself and make it a bit more on the realistic side. Due to this, I knew I was going to have to work in layers and be patient until I arrived at the desired effect. The whole illustration took me about four hours to create, counting drying times in between layers.
I had a great time painting this sandwich and this piece will be a wonderful reminder of my trip to Toronto.
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