I can’t find my camera chord (since I moved here two years ago) so I can’t snap a decent photo of this monster of a painting. I’ll work it out. In the meantime enjoy the close-ups!
Mixed media on canvas
Based on sketches in my sketchbook (can also be found as characters in my coloringbook) It was nice to bring more life story and color to them, put them together in a scene that made sense for all of them.
I’m so thankful right now. Colart sent me a fantastic Winsor and Newton goodiebag full of watercolor markers, papers and even watercolor crayons and the small watercolor tubes (which I already own but I don’t mind some extra, they’re great).
I’ve fallen in love with Arches paper but trying the sample of the hot pressed cotton paper from Winsor and Newton it could be I’ve found a second lover. The colors worked really well and even adding a bit of ink pen worked really nicely. Smooth but sturdy you know, just the way I need my papers. I do love grains as well in my papers, but mostly that’s for another kind of illustrationwork. When I do my own artworks I really need the smoothness because I work slightly different nowadays and detail and almost comic feel is of essence when I cram all my stories onto the paper.
I look forward exploring further, so for now I leave you all with a big smile, a feeling of thanks and love and appreciation. It’s nice to be supported, to feel supported. It’s especially nice when the quality is not compromised. I can actually use this for work! It’s what I already prefer working with.
So. Warmth, love, and a thousand thank you’s.
Was doing some warmup paintings yesterday, I like working fast on ricepaper sometimes although layering my paint on a nice thick watercolor paper is amazing too. The result is so different.
Meet my cluttered workspace, Scrivener is up (the manuscript program to work on, seriously makes my life so much easier) and favorite mug filled with coffee and oat-milk. Not goats milk. Oats. And yes I’m getting there, writing wise, but also I finally decided on how to incorporate the illustrations and which technique I should go for (ink, watercolor and digital). I’m pleased so far.
Here’s some design elements. Sorry for the blurry image, my new Huawei phone which seems to be broken from day one is not great with either texting nor photos. I’m thinking of switching back to my stone age iPhone 4S. The bigger illustrations are freshly scanned but I’ll show you more later, I want to play around with them a bit more and place them nicely on the pages. I’m using In Design a lot, but is there some other program you enjoy when working with text and images? I’ve only tried Id.
Work is calling, so xoxo for now
I’ve decided to put some of my ink work on the designs I create for Rage On. Please enjoy dancing down the rabbit hole in this dress ❤
“She could be domesticated, her spirit could not”
Ink and a dash of gouache on Arches paper
It’s time to finish up my manuscripts but I try to do art in between whatever breaks I squeeze in. This week I’ll be packing a sold painting and shipping it to Norway, and also it’s time to do my Taxes, oh joy…. Wishing you all a good week!