I thought about adding something to the background but I gave up cause it's not done on watercolor paper so it would wrinkle a lot.
First of all, I hate how this scanned! I don't know why it won't scan the same even when I use the same settings! That's why the line is visible when I stitch it together in Photoshop.
Anyway, I did this weeks ago but I forgot to scan it. It is one of my first attempts in using watercolor which is why the colors are kind of poor(plus what scanner did to them). And there's a fact that I didn't have the watercolor paper so this paper I used got bent a bit.
Well, I got the proper material a week ago so I'm going to try it out soon I know I'm going to do better next time. I might try to take a photo of this drawing (I finally have a normal camera) so I'll reupload it if it looks better.
Material: some crappy watercolors, some crappy paper and an ink pen(for the line art); reference photo of the York Minster west tower.
this is gorgeous! the amount of detail in the ink drawing alone is amazing. i love how it is very detailed at the top and loses some of that on the way down. the subtle paint adds a vintage effect. at first i thought you painted with tea (another medium you can use instead of watercolor) because the colors look like a tea painting. amazing work, i would love to see more watercolor from you now that you have the correct materials. you are already so talented in it, i look forward to seeing more!
Aw, thank you so much! I actually thought the colors were poor. Well, my watercolor drawings look better if I do the lineart with an ink pen first, it makes the details stand out and I don't have to be so careful with coloring. I need to do some quick drawings till the end of the summer break so I will use this technique.
usually the ink is done first in watercolor, but you can always go over it afterward too to make it darker. it looks incredible though, i love how you made the height with the angle. i look forward to seeing more!