Wednesday, January 27, 2010

NYC Fire Escape

The challenge in doing this rather simple graphic is texturing the wall. It is broad and monotonous. I initially wet the paper and let the first wash run into the darkened window areas. Then added the fire escape calligraphy. I rewet the paper and added spots of color to the wall. Some mixing occurred and I then put salt on the wet areas. I think that a line wash painting would get better results and I will try that the next time. I could have a head sticking out of the window or laundry strung up as is so often seen in NYC.

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