Category: watercolour

Posts about watercolour works, whether complete or in-progress.

“Montreal Fall Wind” WIP08 – Plastic Wrap Technique


I started inking and creating texture in the background. Once again, the plastic wrap technique where plastic is laid on top of wet watercolour to distort it while it is drying. Hopefully, this is a better image to explain that idea.

What kind of New Year’s resolutions do you have? I wrote about it a little in my latest update on my website.


J’ai commencé encrer et développer la texture du fond. Encore un fois, je laisse de la plastique rester sur les aquarelles lorsqu’ils sèchent. J’espère cet image est meilleur.


Quelle sorte de la résolution d’année avez-vous? J’ai écrit un peu à propos de ça dans mon mise à jour sur mon site web. (Seulement anglais.)

“Montreal Fall Wind” WIP2


I don’t know the name of the technique I am using, as most of the time, but what it essentially consists of is laying plastic over the wet watercolour in order to distort it while it dries. I will be doing this in sections, and using tape to mask those sections off.
Je ne sais pas comment la technique s’appelle laquelle j’utiliserai, comme d’habitude, mais je laisse de la plastique rester sur les aquarelles lorsqu’ils sèchent. Celle déforme la texture et crée des lignes. Je vais la faire en sections en utilisant des rubans de masquage.

“Montreal Fall Wind” WIP1

I hope you guys will enjoy the next set of WIPs! They are complex and a technique I haven’t used in a long time.

This image was originally created for the Montreal World Film Festival as a submission for their poster contest. It didn`t win, and I had to post-pone posting my WIPs here.

I tried to create a less masculine man and a less feminine woman, maybe because I identify with it and maybe because it`s more of a challenge. In any case, people confuse the gender of the two and that`s fine by me.

The pencils.

J’espère que vous jouissez cette ensemble de WIPs! Ils sont complexes et j’avais utilisé cette technique depuis longtemps.

Cet image était originalement crée pour le concours de l’affiche de Festival des Films du Monde de Montreal, mais celui n’a pas été sélectionné. À cause de ça, j’avais dû attendre à poster ces images.


J’ai essayé à illustrer un homme moins masculin et une femme moins féminine, peut-être car j’identifie avec ça ou peut-être car c’est un défi. En tous cas, les gens confondent le deux et c’est pas grave.

Les contours.



Avatar Korra and Raava WIP7 – The Final Image

0110Here’s the next layer of watercolour I added. I believe I also went over the whole figure again with watercolour because everything wasn’t quite dark enough. Tried to add more salt effects after adding this layer over the nice previous layer, but apparently there is a limit of how much salt you can use since eventually… things just get too salty. This is something I actually learn later on another drawing I’ll be posting.

Just to wrap it up, here’s the final step: removed the latex off the image.

0111If you’re interested in buying this as the original, it’s 9″x 12″ on 140lb watercolour paper; please send me an email. 

Likewise, I have some prints I am selling at cons and events that I made. They are available in my store. They’re about 11″x14″ on great paper.

Archival quality prints with frames and then other merchendise on Society6 of course.

Huge variety of phone and other device cases and covers on Nuvango.

My last point of promotional maintenance is that I finally made a Facebook page. Ok, maybe if you snooped around, you would have found my old Facebook page, which was kind of embarrassing.I deleted it. This is the official one. Facebook following is good when you tend to forget about the majority of the internet (like me). It also has my store built into it. As always, you can find me anywhere online with the “artkarolina” alias. There’s not much on the page yet, but I hope I see some new followers so I have someone to post for. This is also better than trying to friend me, because I don’t really want everyone mixed in with my personal life too.


Avatar Korra and Raava WIP6


There’s way more going on here than the last image! Here, I masked off the edges of my figure, the water, and the Raava spirit. I admit this was kind of tedious and annoying, but such is life. The background is a layering of red, orange, and a black/blue mixture with some salt. I really liked the way it turned out, but I had to change it because it was too close to the skin colour. I’m also going for
night time, so this wasn’t going to work. When I put the next layer on, I immediately felt some regret because the way the salt and colours worked out here is amazing.