Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Illustration Friday: Secret

I am working on doing some larger narrative pieces to go along with some character studies I've been doing. This little mole emerged for this week's IF theme. He found a secret place he'd been looking for hidden by brambles. As I work on these more complex pieces, please let me know your thoughts!

Update:


Here are some  in between pictures that I took so show you guys my process. I only took a couple of photos, but basically this is what I did:
1)I sketched the drawing first
2) I traced and transferred the image to watercolor paper
3) I inked with waterproof Micron pens
4) I water colored the image.

You will notice that I did ink a TON of vines,but the water coloring process obscured a lot of them- which was great because it allowed me to add some depth with the larger detailed vines up front and then smaller less detailed vines the farther up the mountain. Hope this helped!

10 comments:

Claire Wildish said...

So beautiful...moody and mysterious.

Sombras blancas said...

Beautiful!

Hannah said...

This is absolutely beautiful. The composition is perfect.

Coreopsis said...

I don't see the mole, but this is a beautiful illustration! I love the darkness, and texture of it.

Sherri Oliver said...

very cool. love the background, it is beautiful...and the mole is cute with his little suspenders and glasses.

Samantha Jones said...

Lovely. I love the line work of the thorny vines. I am a beginning hobbiest illustrator and I wonder about your technique- do you like to fully ink your drawing before painting? It was fun to see the sketch for this piece, and I would love to see even more in-between photos.

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

The tethered owl just makes it for me. Nice composition and "feel" to it. Like Claire said, "...moody and mysterious." :)

Xovika said...

You are so talented and your illustrations are kind...

dailymobster said...

Very cool, glad you included the pencil drawing, those lines are great.

Samantha said...

Thank you Jessixa! I think this is my favorite piece on your blog.