Cityscape: Crimson City

Blue forest_Crimson City 1

One of the cool things about looking at downtown Columbus from the West side is seeing all of the trees. Drawing buildings is new for me, so simplicity is essential. I tried alizarin crimson because it is one of my favorite colors to paint with. I approached this painting like the colorization of a photo. Unlike Blue Forest, Crimson City has a very tight underdrawing. In fact, my original intent was to ink this drawing.

To inquire about purchasing this image, please contact Alex Ferree at mstudioartworks@gmail.com. Please put the title of the post in your email and address your interest in the body of the letter.

The Outdoor Watercolor Learning Experience

How do you colorize a drawing?

  • Create a strong underdrawing with the values very tight.
  • Use a watered version of your paste pigment on a dry page.
  • Gradually layer with watery washes, covering valued areas first.
  • Don’t use the wet-in-wet method, ere on the side of thick paint.
  • As always use thick paint last.
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