Sunday, July 20, 2014

Illustration Friday: "Repeat"

"Come Along!"

I love using black watercolor wash on pen and ink drawings!  For this I used Higgins black India ink with Grumbacher Academy lamp black watercolor on Canson watercolor paper.  Canson is nice watercolor paper because it has just enough texture to be interesting and take an ink pen gently, but not so much that it overpowers the drawing in a photo or scan.

I added another view of the art because it's small and this photo shows the size well.  It's an ACEO.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Two Fairies

Here are two recent ink and watercolor pieces I did in my little watercolor paper sketchbook.  I'm working toward a style that marries my ink drawings with color that enhances them but doesn't overwhelm them.  I admit that I'm enjoying the process!  These pieces are both small at about 3"x 4".

Photo detail

Scanned detail

Friday, March 28, 2014

New business cards

My new business cards arrived today!

This is only my second business card ever, and it's the first one with an illustration on it, so I really like it!  It makes me want to print more so I can use different illustrations.  I used GotPrint and they did a great job. The instructions and business card template online are very clear and easy to use for designing your own card.

Saturday, March 15, 2014

New Work

Every week I hope that some of the work I've been doing for fun and creativity will fit with the Illustration Friday weekly theme, but lately nothing fits!  And I just keep doing whatever I want, so I haven't had anything to post for IF.  But I want to share what I've been doing!  So here's a collection of ACEOs and sketches that have come off my drawing table in the last few weeks.

"Little Red Heart", ACEO, ink and watercolor

"Blueberry Pie", ACEO, ink and watercolor

"Hello, Rabbit!", ACEO, ink and watercolor

"Marianne Dashwood", ACEO, colored ink

"After the Ball", a romantic sketch

"Moon and Sun", ballpoint drawing

Friday, February 28, 2014

Bunny sketches

While I was having breakfast and coffee this morning I did some quick bunny studies from online photos, and then copied a couple of Ernest Shepard's "Rabbit" drawings from the original Winnie the Pooh books.  I have reinforced my opinion that Mr. Shepard was a genius.