Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Illustration Friday: Ocean


For this week's Illustration Friday topic, a new piece I recently painted for a Valentine card!  It's been a while since I've posted on IF, so it feels good to be back.  Been feeling restless lately, so I tried something different this time.  Instead of painting on canvas, I used Arches 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper.  For the texture, I brushed on clear gesso, and painted with acrylics, with just a touch of colored pencils.  I like the soft mood of the painting.  Will be doing more, maybe on heavier watercolor paper next time.

10 comments:

Aloquin said...

Absolutely love this!!! So wonderful :) Great job! I also love the softness of it... you should make some ACEOs :)

Gigi said...

A really cute whale. Love the colours!!

Janet Dibbydabby.com illustrator said...

Sooo sweet :)

Efi Maryeli said...

Absolutely adorable!!!!

Sarah said...

Very cute! This is absolutely perfect for both Valentine's Day and Illustration Friday. Nicely done! :)

Goomie said...

Thanks for the love!

melissaharrell said...

Cute! I love the color palette and the texture!

theartofpuro said...

So cute:)

hirondelle said...

Very sweet. Nice colours!

Nessa Dee said...

Your work is so charming! I love your characters!