It has been said that there are over 1500 versions of this old fairy tale. One of the most popular is the one told by a French author, Charles Perrault. For inspiration as to the techniques I went to French fan painting styles, using gouche techniques. The combination of gouche (opaque watercolor) techniques and embellishments of gold bring a highly decorative element to the illustrations.
Complete Supply List:
Fast Drying Glaze Medium
Napthol Red Light
*Flesh mix - Gold Oxide + Unbleached Titanium
*Shadow flesh - Red Earth + Brilliant Violet.
*Mouse grey - Antique Green + Brown Earth + Unbleached Titanium
*Tone your greens with Brill Violet. Make lighter greens with additions of Yellow Oxide or Turners Yellow.
#3-4 round, #4 filbert – Basic painting.
#2 liner – Fine details.
A couple of small sized blenders (optional)
#2 striper – Stripes.
Old brush for applying Retarder or Gel Retarder Medium.
Medium sized blender – Applying glaze color.
Mop – Blending out glazes