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Sunday, October 30, 2011

Week Six: Dinosaurs T-Rex by Scott Christian Sava

So, I'm continuing to learn more about the medium.
I bought new watercolor paper.
This was done on Strathmore 140 lb 5.5x8.5 inch Watercolor Cold Press Paper.

I also learned that you can use Painter's Tape to keep the paper from contracting. So no more tack holes.

And finally...I was told GUACHE is best for hitting white highlights. Better than white watercolor.

I love going to the art store and learning something new.'s my 2 hour sketch of a T-Rex. Hope you like it.


  1. Excellent T-Rex, Scott.

    The very best white is the white of the paper, but gouache is the next best thing.

    Some artists will use a scalpel and/or sandpaper to pick out white highlights. Needless to say, gouache is much less hassle.

  2. You still freak me out every time you mention the two hours... great work!

  3. THanks guys!
    I agree the paper is the best. But it's just WAY too much work to save the spaces (even with rubber cement).

    I'm thinking of doing some superheroes...or some classic pin-ups next.

  4. Nice T-Rex! I'm going to have to get on the ball to catch up with everyone! Great work!!!

  5. you're getting pretty good at this painting thing ;)