A girl with her pet owl

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 😉

Illustration of a girl holding a mythical creature on her hand, a magical owl.

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
  • Kuretake brush
  • Winsor & Newton Cotman watercolor in Payne’s Gray and Lamp Black
  • Col Erase light blue pencil
  • Prismacolor black pencil
Rough drawing for a girl with her magical pet owl

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Some more sketches for watercolor paintings

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.

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Sketches for a watercolor painting

The These are the first few sketches I did for my watercolor, A Burnt Tree. Col Erase pencil on paper.

Estes são os primeiros rascunhos que eu fiz para a minha mais recente aquarela, Uma Árvore Queimada.Lápis Col Erase sobre papel.

Sketches for a watercolor of a burnt tree.


And this is the final sketch, more detailed than the previous ones. Col erase and digital painting.

E este é o último rascunho, mais detalhado do que os anteriores.Col Erase e pintura digital.

Final sketch for a watercolor of a burnt tree.