This was really fun; Layering, playing with colour and hatching!
I've created a jolly impression of my partner and I! haha
ILLUSTRATION No 2. Etching and Soft Layers
This exercise has reminded me how heavy handed I am. It was exciting to see how the etched patterns appeared under the pencil. Definitely want to try this technique again!
ILLUSTRATION No 3. Quick, Emotive, Child-like
Isn't it funny how it can be hard to draw in a carefree child-like manner. Pushed me out of my control-freak comfort zone.
ILLUSTRATION No 4. Gouche & Gel Pens
So I really reallly wanted to try my new Gouache paints instead of the watercolours suggested in the tutorial. However, gouache dries superr fast so the bleeding/blending was a trial and error lesson. Also I couldn't find a nice brown marker or fine liner pen so I made do with mauve and white gel pens.. haha It turned out better than expected.
**BONUS ILLUSTRATION : Portrait of a Friend and her Pomeranian puppy
I wanted to try the new skills I learnt on a mini portrait for a friend's birthday. It was challenging choosing colours to portray the puppy's black coat, without using black but it works.