Vault: The Hand…

painting of a spooky hand

Case Study

Done in gouache and watercolour, with a touch of Polychromo pencil to sharpen it up, on A4 sketchbook.

Like the mouth piece, I was experimenting with doing painted illustrations for the Newspapers—usually in Black & White. I had varying degrees of success with those though because their multi-tonal nature. Black pen was always fine for newspapers, but if you wanted to have greys in your image, you specified that they used a half-tone screen. Sometimes, not often, that wasn’t done and the results weren’t pretty. There was also a risk of the image looking a bit washed out and pale as it was printed in half-tone dots.

Illustrator: John White
Media: Gouache and watercolour, Polychromo pencil, on A4