Hello! Another week of Illustration Friday! This week the word is Storm. So Jai had an extra band practice this week (Dayliner is playing two shows in Halifax this weekend) and I had an extra night to myself. I managed to get one painting done on Saturday:
Which I liked, but wasn't 100% satisfied with. I wanted the composition to be a little different - not so spaced out, and I wanted it to be softer somehow. I drew it out again with the charcoal, and really liked my charcoal drawing. I wanted to preserve that feeling, and still get paint on it. So I did some experimenting with watercolours. First I drew out two characters with the charcoal on some scrap paper. The first one I did with an acrylic line over the charcoal, and then watercolour over top of that:
These are really big paintings (the one above is 14" x 22") and I have only a very small scanner, so I needed to scan it in six parts, and then patch it all back together. There might be a few places where it's got a funny shadow or something, but mostly it's pretty good. Next time I will try and remember to keep it a reasonable size, and one that could fit in a standard frame, too!
Which one do you like best?