Tag Archives: watercolor

(Don’t) Get Lost In Heaven

1 Feb

Aha! I chickened out. I got about this far on an environmental piece before I got overwhelmed.

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Or at least, I realized I definitely couldn’t do it in the time frame I set out to. (yesterday. sigh)

So instead, I did a portrait of Jamie Hewlett to celebrate the return of Gorillaz and experimented with watercolor blooms. No photoshop either, booyah.

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Big Hair Don’t Care

30 Sep

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I originally wanted to take a more realistic/photo-based approach to this prompt, but since I’ve been back in Portland it’s been pretty much nonstop clouds and rain. I normally wouldn’t mind (though I’ve been caught in enough rainstorms this past week to make me seriously reevaluate my umbrellas-are-for-tourists policy), but it’s not the greatest for taking pictures of light and shadow. So I decided to interpret the pretty lighting/halo-y effects on hair as the sun goes down, minus all realism.

The linework is pen scanned and digitized in Photoshop, and the colors are from playing around with my trusty Crayola watercolor paint set, which is a pretty great way to deal with back-to-school anxiety. I hope everyone’s fall terms are good so far!