Monday, June 14, 2010

"Hurry up" - Illustration , work in Progress

If you have been following me and have read my early posts , you know that I watercolor is new medium for me (a little over a year) . I have now experiment in several ways trying to find my *own* comfortable way to use this medium in my illustrations.
My drawings are simple and have a hint of old fashion ways. I like to evoke the past when I draw but also the present that is not very common these days. *grin*
I was debating with not only the tone and choices of color ,but also ,how light or dark I want the final illustration to look.
After several work , I feel that the translucent , very light approach is were I feel more comfortable however this does not mean that I am done trying.
Another issue that I had was the outlines. I use pen to outline and when I removed that I really liked the results. I found a new *love* for my pencils lines .On this illustration , I not only did not erased my lines , I actually use the pencil to do more outlines in the final step.
Here you can see my second layer or wash.I love the softness and how the paint is starting to tell a story....*grin*
My finished illustration is showing how the primary characters are the focus of my work and the back ground , although part of it, is there to complete the thought but is not taking way from the little girl and the lady.
What do you think? i would love to hear from you!!!!


Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I am so blessed to have known your work dearest, and to see your progress is such a wonder. You have inspired me beyond words, from which I make my living....I like to think that I am a wordsmith of sorts when I need to express myself, but there are just some moments where words are impossible. Thank you for EVERYTHING....Nita

Christel Hutson said...

Dear Patricia, when I look at your work it does take me back to a more simple time, but the use of the bold primary colors also bring your work into the present, so I think it is a great combination. I can easily pick out one of your watercolors. Your style is unlike any other. I think outlining with the pencil, has given the painting more demention. Another beautiful work from a beautiful soul. Thank you so very much for the heartfelyt message you left for me at my blog, I cherish what you have said. with love, Christel

b.b.flockling * Rose said...

I love how this painting is evolving, Pat...thank you for sharing your gentle journey in paints!! love, Rosa

Jeri Landers said...

Aha! I think you've got it! See how much easier it makes things when you do the pencil drawing first. It is looking quite good!

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