Having recently shut down Daydream Graphics, I thought it appropriate that this installment feature a piece of art I acquired through it, myself.
Drew Tucker is one whose art polarizes audiences. For my own, I felt firmly in the middle, loving quite a lot of his work while sometimes being left on the sidelines occasionally myself. Naturally, the stuff I liked I really liked, as evidenced by having him aboard Daydream. He was always very nice and friendly to work with, though we didn't develop a deep friendship or anything in the years we worked together. We tended to communicate mainly for business purposes.
At one point, he delivered to me a stack of original art for the purposes of scanning and putting up on his site. It was a little terrifying, since I typically didn't handle original art. Rather, each artist would usually send me scans. I preferred it that way. Still, I did love having a handful of his watercolors in my possession for awhile. I particularly enjoyed one piece, and when I had an opportunity, picked it up myself!
This one, then, is ~7.5x6" Watercolor on paper
I've rarely worked in watercolor, but it was neat to see how much gum arabic he uses, particularly to push his darks back. At least, I think that's what he was doing. Watercolor dries fairly matte, and it's hard to get penetrating blacks when they dry to a dark charcoal color. And you can't varnish watercolor since it runs. So those darkest areas around his neck have copious amounts of this medium which I'm assuming is gum arabic. It even has a little surface texture to it, which is slightly puckered from contraction during drying.
The art was painted for White Wolf's Rage card game, for the Legacy of the Tribes set. I can't find a scan of the card to include here, unfortunately.
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