Album art featuring zombies
1 Prepare for colour As with all my work, I begin with brushing water on to the surface. The gouache, although traditionally used for opacity, nevertheless provides a good, though basic, watercolour effect.
Set the focal points
Referring to the DVD screen grabs enables me to give form to my shapes, and I can now begin to make further decisions about the palette and focal points, using contrast and colour.
Notice how I use the bubbles from the diving figure to link the two scenarios. They float towards the sun and help create a strong visual spine. Finally, I add highlights to boost the contrast and dimension.