Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Hello WAWE members. Posting two pieces this week.
The first piece is a cover for Simon and Schusters,
Ziggy Book series (from the bottom up).
The other is a sample piece for a future book.
I will post it for Illustration Friday's
"Toy." They are gouache and
watercolor and photoshop.
Have a great week.
Tuesday, March 29, 2011
hello everybody here is the final product of my narnia illustration with king caspin, i had worked on it alot and changed it alot since my last post but decided not to keep it when i finalized it! ended up likeing more this version in the end. I think i started to work on it to much, unfortuuatly much time wasted on my second version, but i think its part of the learning process!Hope you enjoy...
Monday, March 28, 2011
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Monday, March 14, 2011
As watercolour artists, we know that good tools can make the job a lot easier. Brushes that have a bad case of mange and moult all over your work are one of my pet hates. Paper too, can provide battles you never envisaged. It wasn't until I did a stint in an art supply super store did I realise just how nasty the "cheap" stuff can be. All the short cuts they take to make products "look" like the quality items, only to get them home and they are major disappoinments. Usually after hours of time and effort have been lost to them.
So I made the decision that I will save a little longer and only buy the proven tools of my trade. Making a living from illustration and art is already hard enough!
So even though top rate tools won't paint a picture by themselves, they will make the job so much easier, and a lot more fun!
Thursday, March 10, 2011
Hello everyone ! i'm presently working on an illustration for chronicles of Narnia for my personal collection , this is the second time i redo it , first time when i finalized it , looked at it for a couple of days and decided i could improve it more by studying my subject first within my illustration. So here is the line work i finished yesterday , took me awhile to finish with detail and all but its a working progress , in the following days i will be moving on to the final stage of inking and watercolour, can't wait to start !!!:) If you got any feedback, feel free to post it :) , i'd love feedback from a different artistic eye.
P.S. Here is a link to see more of my work!
Wednesday, March 9, 2011
Posting what I'm working on. I love the poem "The Owl
and the Pussy Cat" and I wanted to do my own spin on it.
I took some time to work on the characters and this is what
I came up with. Hope to find more time to work on it, but
I have to work on work first. What are you working on?
Please post them cause we all would love to see what your
are working on.
Have a great rest of the week.
Monday, March 7, 2011
My first Watercolor Wednesday post! I am happy to be here, and look forward to participating and learning from the many wonderful artists here. :)
Hi Everybody. I am so happy to be part of this blog.
Above is a watercolor and colored pencil painting that I did recently to represent me as a character. I like otters and I like to paint, seemed like a good match.
Arches watercolor paper is my preference. Anywhere from 140 to 300 lb. cold press. I've try out other papers from time to time but always end up back with Arches. It seems to be the only paper that can take how rough I can be with it. I like to rub away and scratch into it, glue things on it, and have been known to take very fine sandpaper into a wash for a textural effect. Prismacolor is my favorite color pencil; they have a rich creamy pigment. And lastly, my first choice for watercolor pigments are Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolors, then Da Vinci Artist's Quality Watercolor, and at the moment I am fairly happy with Holbein Artists Watercolor. Anyone else really meticulous about their brushes? I can't walk into an art store without having a good look at brushes (though I am always on the look out for a premium drawing pencil). Having said that, I take very good care of my brushes and have brushes I still paint with that are 15 years old.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Friday, March 4, 2011
I miss everybody here. I haven't been posting because frankly, I have been bitten by the digital art bug. I have finally gotten around to learning how to use my Wacom and stylus and translating my traditional watercolor style to the pixel life.
In addition to that, I am also branching out into licensing. I have several projects in the works, but nothing to show there yet.
If you want to see what I've been up to, please visit me on my blog for daily doodles, upcycled clothing creations and works in progress peeks.
I hope to get my watercolors dusted off and soggy soon.
Today i post my IF illustration of "swarm" my illustration was inspired by a christmas artifact i had of a snowman. So i asked myself, why not do this snowman i'm so fond(on my wordpress blog i've done a few other illustrations with my wonderful snowman:)) of in different everyday characters ? this is the ending result.
Thank you very much once again