paper and water and colors

I got into my head some time over the break that I wanted to try doing something with paper cutting. Then, to inject a little color into it, I wanted to see what would happen if I backed it with watercolors since those are easy to blend around and kind of do whatever with. So I bought a scalpel grip, razor blades, a cutting mat, and a bunch of watercolors/paper.

It didn’t really turn out how I wanted it to but I came up with something different – cutting shapes out of a normal piece of paper, and washing the resulting ‘stencil’ with watercolor. So I decided I’d do a few Pokemon since it’s always been a weird, random goal to draw every single one of them. It turned out better than I expected, though I think I still need some practice with the cutting. I have no idea what to do with them now, but I’ll think of something.

Here’s the first three starters: