Watercolor with a little bit of ink
My entry for the #scbwi drawing challenge. The word was “surprise”. This is traditional pen and ink and watercolor. No touchups. Hope you enjoy.
Entry for today’s Colour Collective. Pen and ink, with some digital color in painter 17.
For this illustration, which I am doing for this week’s https://twitter.com/Clr_Collective which is Deep Koamaru, I used a combination of traditional and digital art. I scanned a pen and ink line drawing, separated some of the layers in photoshop and then brought the work into Corel painter. CP has a great way of coloring line work, or at least making it easy. I use their gradation tool with a little bit of texture on the fly which is a new feature. Enjoy.
I’ve tried this sketch a few times. This is the best at the moment. I threw some pen down with some watercolor. I guess some people can be surprised when they are lent a helping hand.
A little bit of a line experiment. This is the moment the solid rocket boosters detach from the main body of the space shuttle. I think I exaggerated the point of orbit at this point.
I did this on the train to the SCBWI NY Conference. It always is a bumpy ride on the train, so I kept the pen on the paper for the bulk of the drawing. It gave me an interesting line.