Finally I got my hands on Tempera! After experimenting with Oil-colours a bit I also wanted to finally try out Tempera.So yesterday, after I woke up from a hilarious dream about my dear Erroth’Xero and me talking about Evolution, where Xero said “Those who desire true power must know the darkness…and go beyond.” -> I woke up after that. Obviously I watched Adventure Tri before going to bed – a friend of mine recommended it to watch the new series~ So I took a look at it. It’s ok, but not more. No comparison to the first three series I watched as little kid~
Back to Tempera: I really like those colours, though it was weird in the beginning to draw with them. They’re like a Fusion of Acrylics and Watercolours. First I was really stressed as they dry so damn fast (what doesn’t fit to my usual acrylic-drawing-technique), but then I realised I can make them liquid again simply by adding water – once I’ve realised that it was so much fun to work with Tempera, as this offers some interesting opportunities, especially regarding blending. And the lame experimenting work turned out pretty nice – honestly I really like this one, especially as it’s showing Xero, who I haven’t drawn in a while now. He deserves more attention x3
Also I discovered my love for lager sizes. Usually I choose the size as small as possible and then use tiny tools to add very tiny details and it takes hours and hours and hours to draw little works, as they often contain so much and you need to be extra careful. Here I took a 18x24cm canvas and drew a large headshot – and it only took about 3-4 hours (including preparations). Okay, you can’t work so fine with Tempera/brushes as you can with ink/pencils/ballpointpen/… , sure, but this rather rough working style on larger sizes has its own charm, I think.
Next I want to try to use Tempera together with Acrylics and/or Watercolours in one work. After that I go into sketch/concept-phase for a larger work I have in mind since a few days.