Feb 23, 2012

Week in Watercolor

Have you lost count of the week I'm in? I have. I missed last week, so this should be a great catch up.

Though I don't have much to say other than I repeated a lot of the same colors and finally got the eyes in. Now I see more soul in her.

Unusually the eyes are one of the first things I put in because they help me identify with the figure I'm painting, but this time it came last. Interesting.

Skin is finally finished now onto clothes and background. Got some more research to do and some more details to place, like the red rope and more accent items to help tell the story. 

Going with one of the prompts that were given to me on my facebook page, I sketched this out and ended up loving it! So last night without stopping I decided to go straight into redrawing it on my large watercolor block.

I am SO excited to have this going, and knowing I could have it done in one more sitting. What's different is she isn't a fairy, nor a mermaid, or even an angel. She is just a girl living in Ireland flying a kite.

I searched on the web for a story regarding a golden kite, and there was only one that I could find based in China about two villages. But there are also the Golden Kite awards for SCBWI.org writers & illustrators.

Saint Patrick's Day is right around the corner so I am so looking forward to using tons of greens and yellows for this piece.

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Anonymous said...

Ah! So beautiful! 'Tis all I can say :)

Shawnte said...

Beautiful illustrations! The kite flying one is absolutely gorgeous!


deb said...

This is going to be wonderful. Can't wait to see it!