So inspired lately by Japanese woodblock prints. Still plugging away at this Fox idea, now Fox and Bird... Here's the direction it's going as of 3pm thursday. Watercolor first, ink second... (pictured on light table)
a fun study I did today...
Thought I'd share some of the process here with a few images along the way. This piece is for jewelry line Betsy&Iya [and their brick and mortar shop]'s seven year anniversary of being in business. They invited seven female Portland artists to illustrate seven key moments in the history of Betsy&Iya. Here's my process from drawing to experimentation to finished piece:
Night Horse concepts
I've been really inspired by Arabic patterns- textile, mosaic, wallpaper, as well as the arts and Crafts era giant William Morris. In other words, PATTERN! I've been exploring the use of 'wallpaper' (term used loosely) instead of backgrounds in illustration and art. Here's a recent drawing I did for an illustration of a horse, plus an example of some William Morris wallpaper.
working on a proposal for a picture book. Here's an early sketch:
Just finished inking this (tracing in ink over my pencil drawing) and now to enjoy... some more drawing! Looking forward to ICON8 this week :-)
I loved Lynn Kitagawa's botanical illustration class
how luxurious to use a pencil to convey furriness and heft! I love drawing great beasts with a shaky hand.
self directed project. I just love the challenge of working with negative space and in black and white to tell a story, to cajole a universe into existence. Wouldn't you buy this soap?
working on a cover...