Tuesday, December 16, 2008

The gift | Color version

Here it is, in ink and watercolor, from this sketch. I'm using Lanaquarelle Hot Press paper, and sometimes I have a hard time controlling the washes. But I guess it gives it that unpredictable watercolor effect, right? ;-)
As far as the ink strokes, I've been trying to leave them looser and sketchy, and I think I like the results. What do you think?

8 comments:

mitchowl said...

I just love how color makes a piece come alive. This is lovely. It tells such a story. I love the little bunny.

angelic pursuits said...

It's perfect. The expression, colors, lines . . . everything has come together to make this beautiful.

krisztina maros said...

amazing, it has so warm atmosphere! it brings back the mood of tales from 'the good old days'.

Lyon said...

I love it. It is so beautiful in it's simplicity and bright color choice. Excellent work!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

I LOOOOOOOVVVVEEEE IT!! I knew this was going to be something so delightfully special. I was already in love with the sketch anyway. This is wonderful. I so understand about the background, but you did your thing with this!! Great work.

Lisa M Griffin said...

I think this works and the bunny is even more delightful in color. Wonder composition. Thanks for sharing.

Linda said...

absolutely love this--there's so much emotion in that little bunny, so cute

Michelle Henninger said...

I love your loose sketchy style! This is one very cool illo!!