I usually ink my drawings, then color them with water colors, but I’ve been inspired recently to try using only the paint.
The technique really has some potential, although this little test didn’t turn out great. I went a bit too dark in places (also, this is a cell phone photo and not a real scan…). I really enjoyed the process, though, and will try it out some more.
This is a pencil sketch I’m working on right now. It will eventually be a finished illustration in pen/ink and colored with watercolors.
I try to work out most of the details in pencil before I start inking. I know a lot of illustrators like loose sketches underneath the inks, but I find working out most of the issues beforehand helps my sanity later on in the process.
This is a whimsical drawing of a kid whose snowman comes alive and attacks him. A bit inspired by Calvin and Hobbes, I suppose. We’ll see how it turns out in the end…
Are you a right brain or left brain person?
A person with a left brain…
An new cartoon illustration I just finished. Perhaps not the most athletic race horse… Not too happy with the colors on this one, but oh well.
Redesigned and restarted, I hope to update this blog with new sketches, illustrations, cartoons, comics and maybe some tutorials and thoughts about my work and creative process.
I start it off with a quick sketch I just finished drawing just for fun… “The owls are not what they seem.” It’s a simple pen and ink illustration, colored with watercolors.
The owls are not what they seem…