these are way too good. inspired me to pick up my brush and paints again. but i agree about the paper. you may try and find canson paper. i like the effect on it, you may like it too. keep up the awesome work i love your gallery...
Peace-Walker-ShiroFeatured By OwnerJun 27, 2011Student Traditional Artist
Love seeing the process. I actually just saw this movie with my li'l bro and sis the other night (for the first time mind you). It was pretty decent haha! Keep up the awesome work! LOVING the watercolor!
You should stretch/tape down your paper to keep it from buckling.
To stretch the paper: get a tub and soak the paper for a few minutes before taking it out and wiping it down with a paper towel/towel so it is merely damp. Then staple the edges to a board or tape it down with paper tape (brown tape). Word of warning: my teacher claimed the paper tape would peel right up without hurting the paper, but a few people had to cut it off. Until you test the tape, I would tape down the edges only; don't go right up to the image. Wait until the paper is fully dried and then begin your painting.
You can also do it the lazy way, and just tape down your edges with masking tape without soaking the paper. It will still buckle, but not quite as much.
To flatten the paper after it has buckled, lightly dampen the back of the paper and place the painting under some heavy books. Should smooth right out.