The previously posted towers were studies for this new watercolor maze. The colors are more gentle than my earlier trials.
These are Strathmore watercolor postcards. Studies for a larger piece coming soon!
Still playing with ink and watercolor.
I'm really into the artists Cinta Vidal and Sadi Tekin right now. Vidal paints beautiful multi-perspective buildings and interiors. Like my cube mazes, but intimate and fully realistic. Tekin is a very clever illustrator with great line work and often gentle colors.
So here, the maze is simple, but I wanted the paths to be on every visible side with the steps connecting them (Vidal). I also tried to use the least amount of pigment to emphasize the lines and space. (Tekin)
I quickly added the labels digitally for posting with one of my favorite photo apps, Halftone.
Full non-digital maze! Very fun to make. Using watercolor in such an uptight way seems to run against the medium, but too bad. Possibly I'll make some prints available. Email me if you're interested!
Opening the ink and paint for the metrocard project has made me excited to continue the non-digital stuff for a bit. Before trying to paint an entire piece, I made some tiny watercolor studies. These are a little shaky, as I'm still adjusting to the different pen widths. Also, watercolor is WAY out of my comfort zone.
It is very fun though!