Here’s something new I was going to post in response to an Illustration Friday topic except I didn’t finish in time.
I’ve been practicing some more hand lettering. Since coloring books seem to be trending at the moment I wanted to make my own page to color. I created the line drawing digitally then I printed it and used some gouache to paint it.
I’ve given up fighting my floral obsession. I’m letting myself draw as many flowers as I like until I get tired of them. Although, I can’t imagine that happening. Here’s the final and sketch I’ve been working on. I love seeing the transformation that happens between start to finish.
Here’s the latest from my sketchbook.
I’m beginning to love illustrating inspiring quotes. It gives me time to reflect upon them.
Here’s a fun and bold color theme pulled from one of my old photos.
Drawing flowers is probably one of my favorite things to do and I really love composing them into repeating patterns. I started this one with a few sketches and then the above right pattern was supposed be the finished pattern. Then adventitiously I grabbed a few layers to paste into a new document to make sure edges of the repeat lined up and I ended up with the deconstructed version of the pattern below. I ended up liking the below version so much more. I’m so excited to try this new technique again. I feel like a lot of my patterns feel really dense. I always have this urge to fill up all the space. I think this new approach is a great way achieve a more airy feel in my work and I love the abstractness of it too.
Here are somethings I saw when I was out nature walking recently.
A sketchbook is a really great low pressure environment to experiment and have fun. Here are a few snippets of some my recent pages.
I love experimenting with new color palettes and I’ve found my own photos have been a great source of inspiration. Here’s a color theme I made from a photo taken a few years ago of some fresh produce. I’m a huge fan of the purple basil.