|Snippet from 13 x 20 Work-In-Progress|
I did some studying on greens, because I wasn't happy with the way my little grasshopper friend was turning out. I took 39 different green pencils outside and tried to match the hues in the plants. Interestingly, only about 8 pencils were needed to match every green thing outside!
I'm treating the greens as if they are flesh tones, and adding some golds and lavenders in places where I would put them on a person's face. I think these two have more personality now.
|Joon Illustration. Graphite.|
In other news, "my" beer, Joon, has been re-released for the summer. It's available on taps and in bottles at various places around town. It's nice to see that, and reminds me how much I love to do illustration work that gets printed on something like that. I'm even thinking it might be time to back off on the fine art biz, or entering exhibitions and framing all my pieces and carting them around, hoping somebody will buy them. I kind of want to just stay in the studio and make illustrations and write stories.