The suggester said: I really love this painting, the colour combination is perfect and the details are simply magnificent. She is a very talented artist and I love her artwork. Landing by ~In-The-Distance (
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so you put on the watercolor or the colored pencil 1st? background or the subject 1st? do you have to mask off the subject before you get the background on? or do you just color over it? doesnt look like you really COULD color over some of that though.
1. Mask the foreground/subject with masking fluid. Let it dry.
2. Paint the background with watercolours. Let it dry.
3. Peel off masking fluid from foreground/subject. Foreground/subject will now be white, clean paper.
4. Paint foreground/subject with watercolours. Let it dry.
5. Colour in details using coloured pencils over the top of the watercolours on the foreground/subject.
In the foreground I do some of the shading with watercolours, but I then emphasise the shading with coloured pencils, provide more contrast or sharper outlines, and details such as eyes, strands of mane, etc. The other beauty of colouring pencils over watercolours is that, to a certain extent, you can colour light over dark - eg using a white pencil over a paler patch of brown will help emphasise the shininess of the coat, for example.