Watercolor Comps Illustration Class at FIT
The first 4 classes of my Watercolor Comps Illustration class at FIT were designed to teach, or review, painting with watercolors. We had two classes with nude models, and several exercises using very limited palettes. The first model was painted with only French Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Sienna, and the second model was painted, in two poses, with Alizarin Crimson and Viridian Green. The other exercises, in the first 3 weeks, also used limited palettes and photo illustrations to copy. This week we had a demo using liquid Frisket and then were each given a color copy of a painting by Eli Rosenthal to try to reproduce. We expanded to a full palette of our choice in an effort to maximize the lightest lights and darkest darks - beginning with an underpainting in some areas - and using varying amounts of water to soften edges.