I feel like- man when I buy stuff, I buy prints because I like the artist but can’t afford a bigger piece- but I always feel like it’s not as good as an original. So I end up kind of going halfway sometimes, and painting over a print of my own work.
I’ll do the painting first. here’s the original of one of these, notice that it’s yellow- I was in a sunny mood that day for some fucking reason! and next to it, the handpainted shark print, finished.
I did this in watercolor and colored pencil on plain tinted paper.
If you plan to follow along, make sure your original art has:
- strong lines without breaks
- decent contrast (high contrast is best)
- a somewhat monochromatic color scheme
further instructions after the break: