Elf-prince – done in gouache

Elf Prince. Gouache on watercolour paper. July 2014

I’d already done this elf prince with markers, as you can see here. I wanted to find out how it could be done with gouache paints. I used the original pen and ink sketch as a reference for drawing the lines on the watercolour paper.

During the process of painting I found out that there is quite a learning curve regarding the amount of paint and water in order to get an opaque painting. In the end I used some of my markers to add a bit of orange to the red petals and to add a bit of olive green to the elf’s face. I also used a red marker to do the red part of his cloak. In the end I put some decoration on this part, this time with gouache again. So markers and gouache paint seem to go together very well.


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About Ulla Hennig

I live and work in Berlin. Taking photos is one of my hobbies, and writing is one of my hobbies, too. So I decided not only to show some of my pictures here but also present some of the thought which came wth the pictures.

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