An illustration I did (my first finalized for 2019!) of a series of girls hanging out with their magical pets. In this case, a Jelly-Fish-Tailed Owl, and yes, that doesn’t exist, just in case you’re wondering 😉
For this piece, as for the others on this series, I did the rough drawing on Photoshop, and the final art on paper. I’m kinda doing the opposite of what I used to do, and sometimes still do for other kinds of drawings, which was to start sketching on paper, and do the final image digitally.
Scroll down to see the final digital sketch, which I printed and used to trace on watercolor paper, to finally ink and paint it.
The final illustration was done with ink on paper, and the list of materials is as follows:
Strathmore Cold Press Watercolor Paper 140 lb.
Dr. Ph. Martin’s Black Star Matte Ink
Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolor in Payne’s Gray and Lamp Black
Here are some more sketches I did for new watercolors (still to be made). I find the Angeles National Forest to be a very inspiring place, with the portions near Los Angeles not really looking like one would expect for a forest, looking (to me, at least!) more like a mix of a desert and a forest. Really beautiful and unique.
Aqui estão mais alguns rascunhos que eu fiz para pinturas em aquarela (que ainda vão ser feitas). Acho a Angeles National Forest um lugar muito inspirador, com sua porção próxima à Los Angeles não parecendo exatamente o que se espera de uma floresta, mas sim (pelo menos pra mim!) mais uma mistura de um deserto com uma floresta. Muito bela e sem comparação.