One Color Challenge – Herbalist in Green

One Color Challenge – Herbalist in Green


Hello and welcome to the channel, my name is Annalisa and today I am doing another all one color piece. I have done two of these before, I think. So my first one, I think it was the first one, was back in February and it was for Valentine’s Day I did the Queen of Hearts which I’ll pop
up a picture of on the screen and the video for that will be linked below I
started off in much the same fashion as you can see me doing here with the
painting upright and using lots of water and splashing lots of paint on there to
make kind of a dripping down sort of effect you can see I did use some brown
in here but I was careful to mix it in with the green so that and it ended up a
brownie hewed green rather than just actually having a proper brown color in
the picture I did similar things with my Queen of Hearts piece which was all red
sand pinks where I added bits of blue or bits of orange to make them more purpley
Pink’s or more orange II pinks and I have also done an all blue piece but
that was a very simple little piece it wasn’t the character it was just using
all of my blue art supplies to make a little hearts bookmark so I will also
link that video below I decided I wanted to do an all one color piece because I
kind of wanted to take a break from super complicated pieces like the ones
I’ve been doing lately with my sea witch and fire witches and I wanted to do
something that was just fun and not so in-depth and so I thought that doing
sort of an experiment with trying out sort of fun watercolor techniques and
trying to use just one color to make a whole illustration would be really fun
and interesting and kind of give me a little bit of a judge because I was
feeling a little bit down about watercolour painting after well a bit
burnt out after all that art I did during October I had
to have the color for this illustration be green I don’t think I really had a
color in mind particularly until I did the sketch and I was just trying to do a
simple but enjoyable sketch and I came up with the idea of an herbalist walking
through the forest with her cat since I added the crows to my last illustration
I decided I would try to add lots more animals to all my illustrations and I
decided to put a cat in this one because I just enjoyed having those extra living
creatures in that painting so I wanted to do that again and I’m really happy
with the kitty in this one two cats are my favorite domestic animals after all
I’ve also talked to you about how much I enjoy potion makers and potions and all
that in various of my videos and so to me the real world equivalent of a potion
maker is an herbalist so when I write historical fantasy storica fiction as
opposed to fact see which I do occasionally my favorite characters are
verbalist I love her list so I came up with this concept of a sensibly dressed
herbalist dress kind of warmly with her shawl over her shoulders and she’s got a
nice walking stick that’s a little funcly’ formed and she’s got her little
basket felt already partially filled with herbs and she’s continuing to look
for more and she’s got her little black cat with her and for things like the
black cat and her walking sip stick and her basket what I did to add those
different hues but also had overall be green as I put down a layer of that
other color like black or brown and then put a fairly thick layer of green over
it but since its water colors you can still sort of see what’s underneath so I
think you can kind of feel that it’s a black cat even though it’s actually
really dark green so other details about how I made this I tried to be super
loose with my watercolors I wanted to recreate effect the effect that I got
with the Queen of Hearts because that is one of my favorite pieces to date I
don’t love this one as much as I love that one probably partially because that
one’s pink and pink is my favorite color and this
Green so we couldn’t live up but I do really like green and I really like
herbalist so I do really like this piece I just don’t feel like it’s quite on
that level and I do feel like I didn’t spend quite as much time on this piece
and I didn’t go quite as out there with the watercolors I kind of put more form
into the background and didn’t let it be as random because I wanted it to look
like she was walking through a forest so I kind of made trees so I don’t feel
like it’s quite as good but I do feel like it is continuing in that style and
like I am further exploring what it’d be like to try more of those pieces so I’m
happy with this piece and I’m looking forward to doing more single color
pieces and playing with my watercolors this way because that’s a lot of fun a
big factor of doing these one color loose style pieces is that the line art
is absolutely huge it really defines things and makes them look like they’re
actual an X an actual picture of something and not just a bunch of colors
splattered on and it’s also a lot of fun to do line art piece pieces because you
really feel it come alive kind of all of a sudden whereas while doing the
watercolors it feels like you’re taking forever and the effect kind of gradually
builds up but with doing the line art on top of these colors there’s kind of some
instant gratification which is always kind of nice I really enjoyed doing the
background for this piece particularly because because I was taking sort of
random color splotches in the background and turning them into the forms of trees
in the forms of leaves and bushes and stuff so that was a lot of fun also I’m
not totally sure I succeeded with this but this character is supposed to be
darker skinned particularly I kind of see her as being Hispanic but it’s
pretty vague because I do my face is pretty cartoonish pretty stylized
there’s not a lot of specificity there to be able to tell what race someone is
or what shape their eyes and everything facial features are so the reason I
decided to do that was one that haven’t drawn
did a person of color in a while and I want to do a fair number of those pieces
and not just paint white people all the time and also because occasionally like
this is what happened with my pirate piece quite a while ago it was around
the same time as the Queen of Hearts one but I just drew the face just trying to
draw a face and the way it came out just look kind of Hispanic to me so that’s
why I made the pirate skin darker and then this girl as I was drawing her
sketch she looked her face looked somewhat Hispanic as opposed to of the
other faces I’ve drawn that have seemed to me more Caucasian I couldn’t tell you
specifically why the those features look that way to me hopefully it’s not a
stereotype thing but her face that she appears here isn’t exactly like the
sketch but I want to do a lot of these single color pieces and I don’t want the
ball to be white people trying to figure out how to represent a dark skin tone in
the wrong color was somewhat of a trial for me at first I felt like it was too
dark and then I used various other colors to lighten it up and eventually
got to this one so that it is darker so that her skin tone is darker than her
dress but lighter than her hair and I think that turned out pretty good and
looks like Hispanic person who’s been put into green scale rather than just a
random elf with green skin she does also have pointed ears and I gave her curly
hair because I like drying my hair I realized I’ve done a lot of curly hair
lately but you know it’s fun to paint so that is my all green piece thank you so
much for watching and I’ll see you the next video bye

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