Everybody is full of spring fever! i sat in a sunny window yesterday and started daydreaming in color on a piece of lovely, grainy wood. Nothing better than that. This is a snapshot of the work in progress. Once the background is finished, i’ll be showing this board some layer-y love with other mediums and some collage. The only thing i can tell you for sure is that it will be bursting with happy color and texture when i finish.
Here’s a little ol’ sketch i’m re-visiting for another of my children’s illustrations. The idea is there, but i have copious changes i’d like to make in addition to the ones on the post-it. Overall, i think the piece needs to be a bit more bold with scale and surreal elements. Of course, adding color won’t hurt either. i’m thinking i’ll do this one as a very sketchy ink drawing on a white page. Then there’ll be some messy watercolor washes and finally some colored pencil detail and overlays using gel pen. i love the skinny, saturated lines that gel pen can add in a final layer. So that’s the thought for now. Only time will tell what the final outcome will be on the drawing board. i’ll post the finished piece when i’m done!