Watercolor Tiger – Part 1

I’ve started a large 30 x 22 watercolor painting of a tiger head, partly hidden by jungle palm fronds. I wish I’d taken a couple more “before” pics, so that you could have seen the progression of this painting at the very first stages.

I used frisket to save the fronds, whiskers, and white stripes, but instead of filling in the ENTIRE area of a stripe, I simply OUTLINED the stripe. Not a good idea, as I completely forgot this as I was laying down the golden-orange wash for the fur, and all the inner parts of the white stripes have to be recovered, by lifting the color.

I’ve read that you can do this with a Mr Clean Magic Sponge, so wish me luck!

Tiger1

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3 Responses to Watercolor Tiger – Part 1

  1. Lauren says:

    There is a very cool tiger peeking through at you Cher… make him come alive šŸ™‚

  2. Jen says:

    Let us know how the sponge works out.

  3. Susanne Bourgh says:

    Hey Cher .. .. glad to know the magic eraser worked!! looking pretty fine!! Cheers Susanne

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