Saturday, January 30, 2010

Morning stretch

Another experiment with watercolor, again using color pencils to add shadow/details. I didn't like it at first, but it grew on me after I got away from it, came back and added more detail.

Comments/critiques welcome!

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

IF -Clumsy

Sometimes our efforts to save time end up costing us more!

I had a few ideas for this weeks word, but this is the one I chose to illustrate. I am not completely happy with this, but most of my illos are experimental anyway, so I can't complain too much! I am still learning how to control the watercolor like I want it, especially when adding shadows to clothing. I tried to compensate with pencils, but not quite what I was after.
On to the next one! : )

Thursday, January 21, 2010

IF - Wilderness

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

IF - Renewal

Might be a stretch, but I guess hugs are a form of renewal...

Anyway, I am really happy with this illustration. I had to force myself to be bolder with the color and shadows, and allow myself the permission to make mistakes and know that I can do it over if needed.

This is actually the second version. I was going to post the first version (shown below) on Tuesday, in an effort to get it on IF earlier than I usually do, but I just didn't like it, and decided I wasn't going to settle for "OK".

After some scrutiny, and taking some risks (for me), you have the image at the top! Granted, there is still improvement to be made, but overall, this is one of my better illustrations. The rough sketch is below.