Wednesday, November 16, 2011

And...more bunnies

What always happens to me is that I'll get an idea for an illustration, do a sketch I like, and then not be able to decide how I really want to finish it. After finishing the Illustration Friday "silent" bunny from this week I still wanted to try it a couple of different ways.  Here they are:

The first one was drawn with brush pen on paper from an old Arches watercolor block.  The paper has a lot of texture to it and the brush pen really picked that up.  I think I like this one better than the one I posted for Illustration Friday!

The black and white version was drawn on watercolor paper too because I was planning to color it.  I have a thing for black and white art though, so the color never happened.  The paper is smoother than the other one, Canson Aquarelle, and I used both the brush pen and my crow quill and ink.

Funny isn't it, how different styles of finishing a sketch can have such an effect of the feel of it?  I haven't decided if I'm done with this yet.  If I try anything else I'll post it here!


  1. I really like the BW version but my favourite is still your IF version. It just has a soft and gentle quality to it that is so fantastic - you really must do more experiments in that direction.

  2. I'll definitely try more like that. Thanks Helga! :)

  3. I really like your black-and-white bunny. It looks like an old-time woodcut, and your lines are so strong. Gorgeous. Of course, the watercolour is gorgeous, too! Since you do both styles so well you can choose which one fits the subject matter best. Great blog!