This is the first A3 watercolour since painting Harley Quinn last year. I find that I’m still picking up the smaller A4 size to work with generally even though realistically it doesn’t take that much longer to go bigger and provides there opportunity for more detail as with this one.
I had a picture in my mind of how I wanted this to look, with the cornering g-force pulling the paint across the canvas. So this needed a bit of planning as I wanted to do detail, and also loose dropping in of the same colour. Added to which I wanted to do the two colours merging. As it was watercolour I just had to make sure I mixed up enough as then I could re-wet it later for the detail.
The first stage here then, dropping in a lot of wet paint for this effect… 🩸💦
Then skipping forward to the tiny brush for these details on the suit and helmet 👨🏻🎨
Rossi’s helmet has airbrushed paint so I tried to replicate it by painting up the edges normally and then going over with a thin wet brush pulling the colours across.
Then adding more detail, noting the reflections from the red and white kerbing.
The finished article, an artistic representation from an inspirational shot of ‘The Doctor’ at work.
Hope you like it, I’m not too sure that others will appreciate the paint run off effect so when it comes to producing prints I might do a version with that photoshopped out.