Yesterday, I finished up a series of paintings I had been working on for the past few weeks. I wanted to try out some more message-oriented, magazine-style illustrations, so I figured this was a good way to go about it. It was also a good way to get back into doing watercolor paintings since I didn’t get to do much painting while I was working on Rainbows and Rainclouds (which, by the way, is still available for preorder). There are five paintings in the series, though one of them is debatably a painting at all.
I’ve never really painted text, so this was interesting. For “Write It,” I was more concerned about getting it to look good than I was about the fact that there’s no way a typewriter could 1) produce copy that big, 2) change fonts, 3) change inks. The text here was outlined with quill and ink first and then filled in with waercolor, which is why the edges are a bit uneven. I rather like that look though. Read the rest of this entry »