This week I was inspired by a new online class from children’s book illustrator Nina Rycroft – ‘Watercolour Magic – Illustration Masterclass.’ She shows how to use five different techniques for one of her illustrations. I didn’t have the time or spare cash to take her class though it looks amazing. Instead, I decided to […]
This featured work was created in 2018 using watercolour pencil to sketch, watercolour paint and fine point pen.
It has been a while since I have had the motivation to get back into illustrating. Last week, I decided to start a daily journaling, scheduling, task listing, gratitude and sketching practice. This has led to a huge increase in my level of motivation and productivity. Instead of submitting work to the Character Design Weekly Challenge, […]
This is the second week of the 2018 Character Design Weekly Challenge. I’ve attempted a different design for my mouse characters. It’s not bad but more cartoony than want for my Brambleberry family. This week’s theme is Toddler/Baby so please allow me to introduce Bethany Brambleberry. Bethany loves animals and wants to be a vet when […]
This one is very late in coming but I have had the concept in the back of my mind since March. I’m also happy to say that I finally took the plunge and bought myself a set of Royal Langnickel water colours and some good quality watercolour paper. I am in love! I love the […]
I enjoyed drawing this theme though the execution isn’t great. I’m still not really enjoying the watercolour pencils, the colours are insipid and amateurish and I don’t really like their effect. I do prefer illustrating my mouse in this way though, inspired by the gorgeous ‘Charming Tales’ figurines. There’s also a great story in this […]
This peacock was copied from a stained glass window I found on a google search. I love the idea of a story called ‘The Mouse and the Peacock.’ Maybe I’ll turn this picture into a story one day. As for the artistry, I don’t mind how it turned out but I’m still not particularly happy […]
I’m not so happy with how this one turned out. The colour is too insipid and the pencil doesn’t provide a nice water colour wash. I might rework this idea one day though.
This week I was inspired by my favourite quote, “No act of kindness, no matter how small, is ever wasted” Aesop. I also got myself a set of watercolour pencils and I’m pretty happy with how this worked out.
I was nervous to start this challenge as I haven’t picked up a pen to draw anything since high school. I would love to learn watercolour but will start with fine tip pen and colouring pencils for now. I’ve also decided that my theme for this year will be mice, to honour the inspiration they’ve […]