I'm Ve Le Sage, from São Paulo, Brazil.
This is my first attempt. I'm using Nina’s sketch to practise the techniques while I’m still developing my own sketch to try it again. I had a lot of fun so far and I cannot wait so see every video and try it all.
The first four illustrations techniques:
Illustration technique number 1 and 2:
I'm really surprised of the effects we can achieve with these two first techniques. I do not have all colors that Nina used so, I had to replace some of them.
My favorite one of them. Now, i can finally say that I love using colored pencils. Thanks, Nina!
Illustration technique number 3 and 4:
I realized that is really difficult to be spontaneous while trying the techninque number 3, but I enjoyed doing it.
My favorite one of them. I think that the combination between pencil and watercolors is really delicate and harmonious with the subject. So, for now, I decided not using the ink pen.
That's all for now. I'll continue trying these techniques and finish the class. I can say that these exercises are really rich in information and pleasurable. I hope to post more soon.
Illustration technique number 5 and 6:
I really enjoyed trying both! I did the number 5 and really enjoyed to apply the hatching technique for the face. I loved to paint the background with the colored pencil layers, it gave depth to the image.
The watercolor part of the number 6 was tricky and I made many mistakes but the colored pencils helped me to hide some of them. I didn't put enough water to paint the background and we can see the brush strokes. So, I tried to hide part of it with white acrylic paint.
Illustration technique number 7 and 8:
I love to paint this two using the techniques that Nina teach us. I'll probably try this two techniques again because they are more delicate and look more spontaneous. I didn't allowed myself to correct the mistakes and I think that I prefer like that.
I can say that I have learnt a lot with this class. I love watercolors but I use only cold press paper. I didn't know how to use hot press paper correctly and now I can say that I'm beginning. Thank you very much, Nina!
That's all for now. I'll try to apply these wonderful techniques in another drawings. I still have some time to try making the cards for Valentine's day. Here in Brazil, it will be only in June! :-) Sorry for my mistakes trying to write in English!
Ve Le Sage
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