Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Tiger, Red Coat, Burning Bright

The third picture in the group of four. This jacket looks rather Michael Jacksony, doesn't it? I used some old National Geographics for background inspiration, just like Carl Barks did.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Blue Rear View

Another illustration for the same story as yesterday. Harem pants are making a comeback, you know! Just like last time, watercolor over blue sketch. Man, this is a bright orange. I like the way this tiger came out more than the first one.

Monday, September 28, 2009

So Many Raindrops

The first in a series of four tiny paintings to be done in honor of Banned Books Week. I'm going to do one every day until Thursday. They are all from the same book, to be revealed on Friday. These might be preliminaries for bigger pictures, or I'll finish them and forget about them forever. Yay for setting goals!

This tiger has the biggest head ever! Rain is hard to paint, and the puddles look better in the real painting. I wanted to use my bright crazy orange. This was sketched with blue pencil then painted directly with watercolor on half a sheet in my 7-ish" by 9.5-ish" sketchbook. Oh yeah, umbrellas are also hard to draw.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

They don't really live in water

Defassa waterbucks! They're very fuzzy and have Vulcan eyebrows and are like real-life Care Bear cousins because they have heart-shaped noses. The male is magic because he's somehow in front of the female and behind her at the same time. Very quick gouache doodle on handmade paper, kind of stylized but not really. After painting these I noticed that they're colored like foxes.