Sunday, July 22, 2012

Illustration Friday - CARRY

After trying out my Derwent Watercolour Pencils a couple of weekends ago, I wanted to experiment with another sweet, little treasure of mine, Faber Castell's PITT Artist Pens. Combine that with Illustration Friday's this week's theme 'Carry' and I found myself with just the right project.

I spent about 10 minutes wondering what illustration would go perfect with the artist pens and the word 'carry' but I couldn't come up with anything. The solution then presented itself in the T-shirt that I was wearing.

 Such bright colours...yummy

And then I encountered a challenge...I didn't have a pen that would produce fleshy pink colour. So, I used one of my Derwent watercolour pencils for the girl's face and hands.

  And voila!

Carry me away!

Sunday, July 8, 2012

Orange Squeeze

This weekend wasn't one of the relaxing ones I've had lately...working for office on a Saturday, which is usually my day off should have kept me miles away from any artwork. Instead, I managed to squeeze in some orange today.

Flamingo in Derwent Watercolour Pencils

These are initial pencil strokes

Now, the magic begins

 I love how water brings out the intense colour pigments

The finished painting

And that's courtesy - my lovely husband, Alok :)