Part of my issue in getting my Illustration Friday pieces done on time is that I’m constantly being distracted by starting other pieces. 🙂 I saw one of those e card’s the other day and it basically said that “being inside a creative mind is like having 2,173 tabs open on your desktop ALL THE TIME.” I would have to agree. Something is always shaking around in there. So to further procrastinate thought I would post a pic of a watercolour illustration I’m working on.
My quest continues in trying to get these done on time. Alas, here are the latest.
These two are a prime example of my hit and miss approach in trying out ideas and techniques. Time was done with a calligraphy pen and ink. Really enjoyed the uneven line the nib will give you. I may have to try this more in the future. Finished it off with Copic and Faber Castell markers. Best part was finally getting to use the reference pics from a mushroom foraging session I did a could years ago.
This one turned out to be a miss in my mind. I was trying to go for a really washy look with the watercolours and then add in some defining lines after. My fail here I think was in using the ink pens. I should have gone in with a brush and ink, or watercolour, in black after it had dried. I think some fat, loose, broad lines would have made this more successful. The reflection part worked out ok. Reflections aren’t my strong suit. It’s an area I need to work on for sure. Oh well..next time. 🙂