Watercolor Illustration

Technique: Original compositions and fine art, watercolor techniques on 300 lb. Arches paper or hot press illustration board using transparent, Windsor/Newton watercolors and the white of the paper. Accomplished by direction for a marketing group, specified client commissioned projects and self promotion.

Supercharged - Private Commission - 2008 Original transparent watercolor - Tom R. Tomlinson Franklin, TN Project started out to be a simple Christmas Card design and wound up being an approximate 24”x30” full illustration for an. The project required a photo shoot to create several possible positions and angles the car could be arranged. Three primary ideas were presented in pencil outline stage, one was chosen which led to a detailed line drawing for size relationships and details. Final color was accomplished with minimal burnished graphite on 300lb Arches Watercolor heavy texture paper. The project was accomplished in the true watercolor method wherein the white of the paper is the white in the work. There was no added white transparent or opaque paint. This representation shows about five percent gain in the color which does tend to remove the paper white.