my friend Shinray
, here on Dev also known as Blockibuster
, has offered her linearts for colouring. She asked me if I want them for Sai, but I had a discussion with my printer and was able to print one of Shins lineart on watercolour paper.
This special lineart is on FB only: www.facebook.com/SailorUschi/p…
Here is the result: Shin's Lineart, Vika's colouring. I have a scan, but I want you to see the effect of the Finetec pearl colours !
Printing on watercolour paper is easy, as long your printer can handle the thick paper. Mine has problems with 140lbs/300g so I used a thinner one (about 90 lbs/190g).
The huge disadvantage - guess what - printer ink is not waterproofed!
The Lineart has thinner and thicker lines and the thicker ones tend to bleend as long as there is no puddle on it. Maybe with very thin and grey lines you can work better with it.
I choose this lineart cause there are so many big parts. The now bling bling thing to the right was a bit messed up under the gold because of the printer ink (it mixed with my yellow).
On the other hand, just print on thin paper and trace with a light box
I used any thin watercolour paper and my new Holbein Shin Gansai watercolours.
Coloured pencils were also used, Finetec pearl colours, White Ink.
While painting during the night (I often work at night) the mix of pearly rose and luna gold seemed very strange, but now I really like it. I was blinded by all the colours XD
The original pictures goes via mail to Shinray :3
Have fun and enjoy.