It looks like this week I have been fighting the gloomy weather with some exoticism!
Tropical trees and plants – if you watched my previous videos you saw that I started sketching tropical trees and plants a couple of weeks ago. I got some new Inktense pencils (by Derwent) for my birthday and this week’s coloured sketches were an excuse to try them – they’re absolutely brilliant and I love them already!
Peacocks – they are one of my new obsessions at the moment. I am drawing and painting lots of them. What for? I am still to figure it out.
Etsy – my new products are up! Click here to have a look.
Doodles – Crazy what you can draw when you’re on the phone/Skype! When I came up with this whole page of bacteria I was like “What?!“. Have a go and see what happens!
Admin and database work – Not the most exciting job but necessary! I’m sure ‘Future me’ will thank ‘Past me’ for being so organised.
I didn’t mention it in the video but this week I also worked on some character concepts for one of my clients – exciting! Hopefully I will be able to tell you more about this in the near future but for now let’s just be patient.
The other day I discovered the work of a fellow illustrator: Cécile Hudrisier (this way if you want to see what she does). I completely fell in love with her style and seeing what she does inspired me to experiment with watercolour. I am not very good at it but it was great fun!
Here is what came out from a day of playing with my brushes (the scans aren’t great quality, sorry; I didn’t get a chance to play with the images afterwards):
Freshly back from my holiday, I thought it was time to post something new.
One of the things I like about drawing while on holidays is that after a few days I feel more relaxed and as a result I am more impulsive and more likely to try things that I have never done before. I just think less and sometimes thinking less is good. I really like the brightness of white pen on black paper and I had been wanting to draw on black paper for a while so I bought a sketchbook with black pages and here is some of what I did.
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