There’s a hashtag for an illustration community on twitter, that set weekly challenges for illustrators to join in with.
I dipped my toe in the #colour_collective for the first time last Friday. This was my entry!
What do you think?
Playing with watercolour paints is one of my favourite hobbies at present. That and handlettering & modern calligraphy.
Do you express your creativity through different mediums or are you focussed on just one?
I have found that my poetry seems to flow in a different direction. Perhaps trying new things helps your brain find new channels and seeds of thoughts, I don’t know, but that’s how it seems to work for me.
Even putting some different music on can slighter change the way I feel, so it stands to reason that so many variables can come into play.
I am starting to feel a bit more confident with watercolours. I’ve not been using them seriously for too long, but there is certainly a lot to learn.
Getting involved with challenges like the colour collective are a fabulous way to find inspiration and practice at the same time.
Super excited to share a little project I have been working on with you ~ my first colouring book.
It should be available across all of amazon, so if you are not based in the UK simply do a search for Add A Little Colour Colouring Book and it should bring it up!
If you get it and like it, please do share your artworks with me on twitter and instagram!
This quote is a snippet of a poem I wrote. I decided it might suit being jazzed up with a bit of illustration, and watercolour at that!
I’m still very much in beginner territory when it comes to watercolour painting, so I am quite pleased at how it has turned out. It has already inspired me to create more along the same line, so I hope they might be well-received.
There’s something terribly therapeutic about painting and I really enjoyed being creative in a different way, so along the same theme as the poem quote above, if there is something you want to do or try, take the leap and give it a whirl!
In my ‘teach yourself illustration’ journey, I am enjoying drawing in pencil then bringing the piece into the computer to colour it digitally and add a bit of texture. I think it has worked quite well on this piece. What do you think?
Check out some of my other art works:
Gary The Dragon
The Rainy Day
Here’s a picture book illustration I have drawn. The theme is ‘rainy day’ and features a child and some ducks. I’m still very much experimenting, but am quite pleased with how this one turned out. I sketched it in pencil then coloured it digitally.
What do you think?