Iâ€™m feeling inspired by Jillian Tamakiâ€™s graphic novel printed with blue ink, This One Summer, and our blue bell walk in the woods on Easter. Carpets of purple blue everywhere! This was done with an animation blue pencil (Prismacolor col-erase pencil, amazing soft lead) Happy Easter, a few days late, everyone!
Itâ€™s not a new thing to say by any means, but Iâ€™ll say it anyway. Iâ€™ve been very busy! Here it is! Finally, the final watercolour painting for Silkie, written by Sandra Horn, published by Cluckett Press. A black and white version is also inside the book. Inside the book are four black and white graphite drawings.
The printed book should be available soon! Exciting!
Girl and the eel work in progress. Iâ€™ve laid down initial graphite powder to work up values. Need to finish a watercolour piece, so wonâ€™t get back to this for a few days.
Next oval piece in process: light drawing which is actually a second re-draw after a crit on the first one. Working on getting anatomy and overall composition in place. She is not alone! There is a moray eel under the water swirling around her, very lightly noted as a shape at this point.
Just a few of the studies done on Moray Eels- fabulously weird notes; this eel has two sets of jaws! They also grow up to 10 feet in length and are snake like in appearance.
Sending wintry wishes on a Christmas Day to all! For those of you who follow me, thank you! May all…
Coaster art 3. At least two more to go, gearing up for a long painting session. This is one of those projects that I just get more excited about.
Coaster art 2 ready to paint! Colour study on the side to guide the way.
Ready to paint! Will be working with a limited palette. 4 others coming up right behind!
Thank you for all the birthday wishes! It has been a busy birthday weekend with friends. Today a lovely friend and I went through the amazing Underwater Egyptian exhibit at the British Museum. Now to catch up with artwork before a birthday dinner and a scary movie tonight.