Take a Mad Max: Fury Road-Inspired Watercolor Tutorial

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Take a Mad Max: Fury Road-Inspired Watercolor Tutorial
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I love this watercolor tutorial using a scene from Mad Max: Fury Road as the subject. Well-known artist/illustrator Scott C. (Scott Campbell) shows you how he uses reference shots from the film, does some preliminary sketches, composites the scene based on those sketches, and then, casually step-by-step, how he went about painting up the final piece.

It’s kind of refreshing how this is not a completely rote set of instructions. It’s conversational and Scott’s not afraid to admit his mistakes and say when he doesn’t know why he’s doing something.

I’ve only dabbled in watercolors, but I’m tempted to try this. It would certainly be fun to spend some time studying those war rigs and trying to render them.

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Gareth Branwyn is a freelance writer and the former Editorial Director of Maker Media. He is the author or editor of over a dozen books on technology, DIY, and geek culture. He is currently a contributor to Boing Boing, Wink Books, and Wink Fun. His free weekly-ish maker tips newsletter can be found at garstipsandtools.com.

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