I’m trying to play a little more with colors, styles, and media — and to develop my sense of perspective, in life as well as art!
(Winsor-Newton watercolors with Graphitint pencils.)
What makes you feel more capable than learning a new skill?
I’m glad I’m getting the hang of Illustration Friday!
For some reason, my first association with “fluid” was “outlook,” not “liquid.” I guess I’m thinking about change and adaptation today — or maybe I’m just not thirsty!
(You can see other illustrators’ takes on the theme at Illustration Friday.)
I try to use my artist’s journal to explore new subjects and media. Sometimes I’m more successful at that than other times; I like my tried-and-true Canson Montval Field Watercolor Book, Niji waterbrushes, half-pan watercolors (mostly Winsor Newton), and Prismacolor Verithin Pencils. This page was done after a realllly long car trip, when I was playing with the idea of maps.
A tiny offering for Illustration Friday, due to my schedule and some technical problems. (My scanner seems to be acting up.) This is watercolor with Prismacolor Verithin colored pencil on Canson Montval paper, inked with my new Pentel Hybrid Technica pens. The .03 pen makes a nice line, but unfortunately I thought “water-resistant” meant “waterproof.” Whoops.
I submitted a map to They Draw and Travel, a wonderful site to wander through. The original is watercolor and colored pencil on Strathmore 500 Bristol, with some added effects and corrections courtesy of Photoshop.
Watercolor and colored pencil, for this week’s Illustration Friday. Well, you never know what will happen in life…