So, now that I have space, I've started a "Noah's Ark" painting. The pictures show phase 1: the sketch. Phase 2: a acrylic wash. The acrylic wash is something my art teacher insisted, was mandatory, for each painting. In school I'd do a pencil sketch and them apply a thick coat of painting right away before he'd see I didn't do an acrylic wash. I just had to break the rules. Now that he isn't telling me to do it, I see the necessity of it. It gives me an idea of what the final will look like so I can change color or composition before applying the final touches. I'll post a picture next week on the progress.
Yipppeee! I'm so excited I have a studio space to work in. It is right below my apartment. It has a nice big window and a fenced in area on the side walk for me to work outside. This is a picture of the studio from the outside. When I get settled inside I'll post more pics.
Ok, so maybe it's Saturday. But I meant to post this yesterday. To stay disciplined I'm trying to follow the illustration topic on Illustration Friday. This week the word is: Baby. My cats are my furry babies. So I drew a picture of my cat (Abby) with a baby bib, scanned it in, and added color in Illustrator.
I thought I'd upload an image of what I'm working on recently. It's just a rough draft. I have a client who requested I do a whimsical drawing with the kids heads as almost bobble-head like. I hand drew it, scanned it, cut the heads out in Photoshop and added them, then I'll add color in illustrator. Now...the secret technique is out.
I like the way it is shaping up. I think I'll try marketing this idea and see where it goes. It can be a fun personalized gift.