September 14, 2018

Kitty & the Dragonfly - Colored Pencil and Watercolor Illustration

Hello my fellow creatives - haaaapppppy Friiiiiday! 😁

Introducing: Kitty & the Dragonfly 

I'm trying to awaken my creative juices. I experimented with two new techniques this week: 1) Blending wax based color pencil with Turpenoid and stump and 2) using 3D foam tape to pop the kitty forward - so it's Paper-crafting meets Fine art. Haha...

It was so much fun to explore. I love the soft effect of the blend, which reminds me of an African Violet plant texture. I used Arches hot press cotton (my least fav watercolor stock - saunders waterford w.c. is my #1 fav - but I had scrap for this experiment). I'll try this again on different papers in the future.  😉  Take the best 😇 care of yourselves and have a good rest of the weekend! Beeee inspired. 😊

September 7, 2018

Autumn Harvest - Watercolor Series

Autumn Harvest - Watercolor Series

I sketched out and began painting this short series late in August. The title of these pieces are (top left, top right, bottom): Friendly Garden Cat, Lazy Rabbit, and Pumpkin Delight. 

August 3, 2018

Kitty in Rainboots - Gouache Illustration

Gouache Practice

I continue to use gouache for my illustrations. I'm still not completely confident, but I have faith that I will find my own rhythm and develop a style with it.

July 29, 2018

A Beary Cute Libra - Watercolor Illustration

Angora Watercolor Set

I'm just playing around with ideas and supplies I've had for a while, but never really use. This cute bear wears Libra's lucky colors: green, lavender and cream (ochre). 

July 28, 2018

Bunny with Floral Border - Gouache Illustration

Gouache Illustration

This cutie is painted with gouache - I've been practicing this medium in my sketchbook for a while. However, I feel nervous to create finished illustrations with it. To help get over the nervousness and ease myself into it, I water it down because watercolor is my main love.

The flowers are a blend of pigments PV19 and PB29. 😉