Thursday, January 27, 2011

New Illos

Hey everyone. I've been really, really, busy this month so I haven't been updating as much. I do, however, have a few new illustrations to share:)

This first one is actually the 'third version' of this illustration. It took a couple of times to get it right. The first one had an orange sky but it didn't quite go with the starfish. The second version was just boring, but I really like this third one. The title is The Day The Ocean Disappeared

The title of the next one is For the Blue Birds. It was painted on the new Lanaquarelle watercolor paper I got for Christmas. The paper is wonderful, but it's not right for all projects. For instance, because it dries so quickly it difficult to do washes.

The title of the last one is The Shy Girls. It has a lot of detail and it's outlined with black ink. Most of the time I outline with a charcoal pencil because it's softer and easier to control. But this just had too many small details to do that so I used a Micron pen.

Well that's it for now! I hope everyone is having a good year thus far:)

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Illustration Friday - Deja-vu

This weeks IF topic was difficult because I didn't want it to be too 'literal.' Plus, how do you literally illustrate "deja-vu" in one illustration?

I painted this with watercolor and then used charcoal and ink to outline and shade areas in. The paper I used is different than what I usually paint on. Normally, I use Stonehenge cotton rag paper, but I got a Lanaquarelle hot press watercolor block for Christmas and I LOVE it!! It can stand up to a lot of washes and it dries very quickly. I also got a pad of Yupo paper that I haven't tried yet. Once I have time to paint or draw something on I'll be sure to post it:)