It’s SHARK WEEK! And I have to confess I have a thing for sharks. NOT the crazy violent shark stuff, but…I’m just fascinated by these amazing animals. And since I bought some of this black watercolor paper to try, an underwater painting seemed a good place to start!
(If you are curious about these luminescent paints, see my next post!)
As for the paper – I’m not completely sold on it, but then again, I’ve just bought it so I need to do more testing. I like Stonehenge brand drawing paper and was excited to see what they would make for a watercolor paper….while this has a cold press kind of texture, it doesn’t have the feel of cotton that I like in other brands.
My instant hot take is that your better bet is using some DS Black Watercolor Grounds on Arches – I like the ‘feel’ of that better. Plus then you don’t have a whole pad of black paper staring at you. lol.
MORE LUMINANCE IS COMING
I’ll have LOTS more info on these luminescent paints in my next post, it’s one of those epic ones with too much info in it and I want to finish it off right before posting it. However – here’s my minipalette (by Whiskey Painters) that I put all my luminescent colors into; I’ll show the swatches of ALL luminescent colors in the epic post coming up.
MORE SHARK WEEK!?
On my Bible Journaling channel – a shark! lol…..
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- DANIEL SMITH Extra Fine Watercolors:
- Titanium White
- Iridescent Jade
- Iridescent Gold
- Iridescent Scarab Red
- Iridescent Electric Blue
- Interference Copper
- Interference Silver
- Interference Red
- Interference Blue
- Pearlescent Shimmer
- Duochrome Aquamarine
- Duochrome Hibiscus
- Duochrome Violet Pearl
- Duochrome Saguaro Green
- Duochrome Emerald
- Duochrome Blue Pearl
- Duochrome Cabo Blue
- Whiskey Painters palette (16 half pans plus middle row of 8 optional)
- Stonehenge Black Watercolor Paper OR just use some of this on your favorite regular watercolor paper: DANIEL SMITH Watercolor Grounds, Mars Black 4 oz.
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