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The Shire

Apr 26 2009, 12:35am

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Painting and paper

Thanks Magpie, and greetings again!

I use good quality watercolour paper for most of my maps. Mostly Fabriano Artistico EW, Cold Pressed. Though I may switch to Arches - I've just bought a load of it, because it can take a lot of wetting and re-wetting, without losing it's crispness.

Having said that, the map which Bilbo is folding up in the FOTR prologue was done on brown wrapping paper! It was nice and brown and crinkly and easily foldable - but probably an archivist's nightmare!

And thanks for your comments about the onion painting. I loved doing that, and I'm looking forward to doing some more oils like it. I did several quickish studies first, trying the methods of various different Old Masters, and eventually settled on a technique which uses quite a lot of medium as a vehicle for the pigment, especially in the early and background layers. I'll try to attach an image of some progress shots of this painting below...

(This post was edited by DanielReeve on Apr 26 2009, 12:41am)

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