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 ๐Ÿ˜‰

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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This is Cupid, she is a black girl, she is badass, and her motto is “make love, not war.”

So, this illustration had been in the making for a long time, but I had many changes of heart regarding her design, and it ended up taking me way longer than I expected to finish it. For the sake of comparison, scroll down to see the old version of it, which I wasn’t really happy about.

Cupid was done in Photoshop CC 2017, and the first rough was done on paper, but subsequent changes were all done digitally.

Illustration of Cupid as a black girl

Rough drawing of Cupid as a black girl

Before some major tweaks, this is what Cupid looked like:

Cupid work in progress

And this is the first rough I did:

Cupid as a black girl first rough

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Cheers till next time!