Materials- Copics: C1, C3, C5, C7, W1, W3, W5, W7, B34, B39, B45, R27, YR09, Y08, Y11, Y21, BV00, YG03, YG06, 0, 100
Reeves Water Colors: Payne’s Gray, Ivory Black
PrismaColor: White, Black, 20% French Grey, 20% Warm Grey, 50% Warm Grey, 70% Warm Grey, 70% Cool Grey,
Dark Umber, Crimson Red, Crimson Lake, Sunburst Yellow, Orange, True Green, Cloud Blue, Light Cerulean Blue,
True Blue, Copenhagen Blue, Ultramarine
I tried a new technique on this drawing. I was thinking about this for a very long time, wondering if I would be able to pull it off correctly. It’s not like I haven’t used this before, I attempted a couple of drawings when I was in high school. They came out alright but needed a lot of polishing, though I did not have a couple of tools that I have now to aid me in the process.
Anyway, this drawing is mixed media. I first put a base of watercolors and Copic’s getting as much of the details as I can. Then when that is done I go over it again and add more details and make it smoother with my PrismaColor color pencils. The results are actually quite amazing. The reason I was so interested on this technique was because my Copic collection is still small and I don’t have much money to keep refilling them and water colors come out really washed out (they are meant for other styles really). On the other hand color pencils require a lot of time to polish the drawing. If not done right, the drawing comes out washed out as well and there are also white spaces left one the paper grains which diminish the quality of the drawing specially when having the subject complimented with a background.
What do you guys think? I am planning on drawing a couple of other Gundam Unicorn mobile suits/gundams. Which ones do you guys want me to draw next.