Friday, March 26, 2010
Sorry it's been so long since I've posted, I've been swamped under with other projects. However, much of that work will be getting posted in the next few weeks...! Anywho, here's a demo I did from a class I'm teaching on picture book illustration. The point was to show a quick mixed media demo ( pencil, colored pencil, watercolor) — though this is largely water color. I intend to experiment with water color, gouache and pigma pens soon...
This was done in my new hand-made sketchbook and I love it! It was a pain to make but it's the right size for me and I got to put better quality paper in it which will allow me to take more mixed media chances in non-project situations. In other words I can completely screw up and it's no big hassle!
The inspiration comes from my soon-to-be-3-yr old who is in ballet classes. We got to see the class in session for the first time and I took the sketchbook along to get some impressions of toddler and pre-K kids. The other inspiration is that lately Naomi ( Nimmy for short) is in either loves and snuggle everyone mood or get out out of my personal space mood. And she's extremely animated about both. Soooooo she seemed like a ripe candidate for the "Tinkerbell" treatment!