Hermann at work
I just got back last night from a quick weekend trip to NYC where illustrators Ed Steckley, Ray Alma and I got the rare opportunity to work with the fantastic Hermann Mejia while he shared some of his watercolor expertise with us at Ed’s pad in Sunnyside (Queens). I haven’t really worked much with watercolor before (took a class once a million years ago), so this was a pretty new experience for me. I loved getting a chance to hang out with these talented artists, experiment with a new medium and especially to watch a true master of watercolor work his magic.
Ed slings some pigment
Herman shows how to lay down a large color area
Hermann works with the slow student…
Ed’s wife Heather’s put on a lavish spread of food!
I did a few color studies and basically dabbled about with the paints:
Overworked the hell out of this one…
This one was looser and much less labored over…
I liked the medium quite a bit, and I’m sure we’ll see some watercolor “sketches” now and again for the “sketch o’the week”. Actually some of the stuff I learned I’ll out to use doing my ink wash caricatures of the LOST cast… which continues tomorrow!
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