In February I usually do an "unfolding" WIP pic for Romancing McShep
. In the past two years I did these digitally, which was a lot easier!
This year because I'm an idiot
as a challenge, I'm doing an unfolding watercolour
The way I'm doing it is that I've prepared a fairly typical fannish collage of John and Rodney images and from that, I've used a layer in Photoshop to draw my pic over the top. Then I printed that lineart and am using a lightbox (a thin lightboard, really) so I can see the lineart through my watercolour paper. I have my watercolour paper (Arches hot pressed) and the lineart taped together until it's done - I do the lineart with fineliner, then the watercolour.
I'm already a bit behind with the project as RL work got really busy a week ago with deadlines, but here's the initial third of the pic. I'll post 2 more WIP increments and probably a short "peel porn" vid of removing the edge tape (It's a Youtube artist thing!) before the finished pic's posted to AO3 on Feb 28th.
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