"The dark, dark look" - K.W. 2011
There is a curious theory among some watercolourists that true black does not exist in nature and that therefore it is a mistake to use black in painting. While I was never very convinced by this theory (apart from anything else the existence of black pigments seems to me sufficient proof of the existence of the colour!) I was curious to see how dark you could go in watercolour without using true black.
This is my study in darkness, and it turned out a deal darker than I expected (or wished), in every way.
I do feel sometimes that I have only the barest control on my charachters, in writing and painting alike; I am not sure whether that is good or bad. (Laz'law is one of the main charachters in Black Carnival, and my personal favourite)
I am indebted to Flondo for the original photo this was copied from, and even for the edit of the photograph of the painting... what would I do without him?