crocodile mystery “What manner o’thing is your crocodile?”: April 2018 March 27, 2018 | By The Collation The April crocodile mystery involves an original work of art, shown here in a detail. What’s going on with the odd-looking painting technique? Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window) You May Also Like: "What manner o'thing is your crocodile?": July 2018 By: The Collation "What manner o’thing is your crocodile?": June 2018 By: The Collation The Collation is the author used for "crocodile mystery" posts, Q&A's with Folger staff, and other general posts. 5 Comments watercolor (or ink?) and gouache? can’t quite make out whether there is underdrawing / ink involved. But I may be missing the point of the question. Reply It appears to be the preliminary underpainting where the artist puts in the lights and darks before going on to the next stage. Reply It looks like an ink wash, or watercolour. Reply It looks like a preliminary study after a painting possibly readied in shades of Black & White for printing. Reply The so-called “cartoon” for a large painting or mural. Reply Leave a Reply Click here to cancel reply. Name (required) Mail (required) (will not be published) Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.