WATER COLOR PROCESS OF AN ILLUSTRATION FROM THE BOOK GORILLA WALK


1. Photo of young gorilla taken by me in Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in Uganda


2. Full size pencil sketch on tracing paper


3. Close up of pencil sketch


4. Closeup of line drawing on Strathmore Bristol done with 3H pencil


5. Full line drawing


6. Line drawing showing masked areas in yellow to reserve white of paper


7. Detail of head showing dry brush technique. Notice white specs that look like highlights due to texture of paper


8. Finished dry brush. Liquid mask removed


9. Wash added for local color


10. Closeup


11. Accentuating triangular design elements


12. Closer look


13. Closeup. Color added to previously masked areas.


14. Extreme closeup showing watercolor technique


15. Series of triangular design elements to focus attention on gorilla


16. Adding more color


17. Closeup


18. Closer. Note short hand painting of leaves


19. Extreme closeup to show technique


20. Closeup of finished image


21. Finished image with vignette edge


22. Original photo for comparison