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Topic: HELP! meh fix elvis!  (Read 2442 times)
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« on: January 04, 2010 09:34:12 PM »

I haven't done watercolor in a few years and today I started working on the Elvis painting, I dropped some dark paint on the nose and tried cleaning it off asap! But now I carved into the paper and I'm panicking lol
now when I try to drop in a tone it soaks in all the color and looks bad >< I was thinking of going over with acrylic paint but before I do I'm asking for some help and tips!!!!  PLZ help meh!

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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2010 08:23:00 PM »

First of all thats an amazing portrait!

I see your dilemma. From the pic it just looks like a bright highlight but when you said you tore a bit of paper, I understood cause that happened to me. That only happened on the edge for me so it didn't do as much damage as it does for you.

Since you did it in water color, I think the acrylic paint would really stand out. But I don't see any other way to fix it.
But from the lighting, a highlight there wouldn't be too bad, so maybe painting white (maybe not exactly white, an off white?). Since the picture might be changing the contrast a bit your going to have to be the final judge on making a highlight or not.

but honestly, if it was just a bit more subtle, I think it'll actually be kind of good. I have seen many water color portraits with people using acrylic paint as a highlight.

I don't think I was much help....good luck though!
« Reply #2 on: January 22, 2010 01:20:54 PM »

thanks I managed to fix it a little with acrylic paint, dont look the best but it cameout alright.

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« Reply #3 on: March 26, 2010 01:47:06 PM »

Unintentional highlight or not, that's an amazing picture! I did something similar with water colour pencils once. It's so hard not to panic, but the best thing to do is let it dry completely! I fixed my mistake by going over it with pencils. Are you going to post a pic of the finished painting?

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« Reply #4 on: May 24, 2010 10:16:49 AM »

I never would have thought of using colored pencils to fix something like this. Thanks for the tip!

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« Reply #5 on: September 16, 2012 10:40:04 PM »

Try covering it with some gouache! it's a very similar medium to watercolor, but is opaque.

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