It’s been a busy week for me, but I wanted to share a tip with you guys today. I’m planning on starting a new drawing soon, and want it to be done on tinted drawing paper. So here I’ll share with you my process of making my own tinted paper!
If you’re looking through all the paper selection at the art store, you’ve probably come across tinted drawing paper. It’s usually available in ochres, browns, greys, and sometimes soft pinks/peaches, and it serves as the midtone for your drawing. You then draw over this ground, using your graphite as shadows, and something like a white coloured pencil or pastel for the highlights. I love using tinted paper in drawings because it speeds your drawing time up considerably (the midtone is done for you) and it really gives a drawing that would otherwise be in greyscale a bit of life and colour.
There’s only one problem with buying tinted paper:
It’s not cheap. But the following way is!
So that’s it guys, using a bit of watercolour, you can tint your own paper for drawing and save some money,plus your colour options for your paper are virtually endless when you’re making your own. Just remember that watercolour dries lighter, so don’t be afraid to be bold with your colours.
That’s it for now, thanks for reading and have an awesome weekend!