I last took part in the colour collective just before they took their winter break, and somehow, the beginning of March is upon us.
For this piece, I chose to illustrate Belle from Beauty and The Beast (the 2017 film is out in a fortnight) and I used the colour as the background, to really make her colour pop.
The scan wasn’t the best but I quite like this illustration.
This is quite a mixed media illustration. I sketched Belle in pencil first before colouring her in with watercolour paint and a little bit of crayon.
The galaxy was painted with watercolours.
Then I scanned the two separate illustrations into my computer and laid them over the back ground with a couple of tweaks.
I think this would be a good piece to come back to when I have progressed a little further. If my linework was stronger, I feel that would improve the quality of my illustrations. Always good to have something to work on!
But over all, for what I think I’m right in saying is my 4th colour collective illustration, I am fairly happy with my Belle illustration! Check out the #colour_collective hashtag on twitter if you haven’t already!