My first Untamed watercolor process gif, featuring WangXian! I’ll post the final painting once I get it scanned later this week. Will probably be doing more of these since they’re just fun and relaxing for me and I can’t seem to stop :)
Watercolor and gouache on watercolor paper. For scale, the figures are about 3cm tall, which is three times the height of the figures in my other Untamed watercolor landscapes (Lan Wangji at Cloud Recess, Jiang Cheng at Lotus Pier, WangXian meeting again on the hill).
Descriptions of the frames are below the cut.
Frame 1: watercolor wash of the sky and background in blue-gray
Frame 2: adding shadows to the sky and background in deeper tones of blue and gray.
Frame 3: Adding the first stalks and shadows of bamboo into the background.
Frame 4: First foreground wash and texture of the hill in pale reddish-browns and greens.
Frame 5: Adding depth to the forest background, more branches and leaves. Shadow of a structure appears in the bottom left. More texture in the hill foliage and beginnings of first foreground bamboo.
Frame 6: More foreground texture, ground foliage, and bamboo detailing
Frame 7: Final bamboo stalks and details.
Frame 8: Lan Wangji in white and pale blue painted in on the right side of the painting facing/leaning slightly toward the left.
Frame 9: Wei Wuxian in black with gray details on his robe and red hair ribbon painted to the left of Lan Wangji, facing him.