I could’t help noticing that these blobs painted late last night when feeling tired and a little low, all have one thing in common.
Despite the fact that they all were generated from random colour blobs, they all look downward to the bottom right of the page.
Scott pointed out that this fellow looks Muppetish. A compliment :-)
No wonder this Ptreposterous Pterododal is Ptentative… His wings are ridiculously inadequate for his size. I’d stay on the ground, if I were he.
Aw poor creatures! They look very cute though :) I hope you feel better now. And I’ve always wanted to do an illustration with watercolor and pen, but never knew how. Do you have any tips?
Usually it’s the pen first (waterproof… usually) then the watercolour. But you can do what I’ve done here and do the colour first and add line later. Generally that will give you a different result. It depends on whether you like tight or loose styles. One thing to remember either way, is to leave room for your colour to do its job. If the line depicts all of the detail and tone you have made your paint redundant before you start. Just play around and see what happens. Start on cheap paper so that you don’t pressure yourself. And if you’re a visual learner, check out YouTube for videos. Have fun :)
Thank you so much for these tips! I’ve always wondered “pen or watercolor first?” and now you’ve answered my question perfectly! Thank you :) I’ve bought a waterproof pen recently so I’ll use that right away! Thank you!
Yes.. I’ve noticed that too when drawing pics.. Its obviously got something to do with how reading from left to right is so automatic, if something stops the flow.. ie an image of a creature looking from right to left it creates more work and we are hesitant to do this. It just looks wrong. Why is a creature looking the other way something that stops the flow and rhythm of our eyes??? Well.. stand still in a crowded street and look up. Pretty soon others want to know what your looking at and start staring too. Love the pics by the way. .