Hey guys! I have a new Lynette piece to post today with some progress pictures and thought processes I had working on the piece. I've been trying to make time to do a new Lynette illustration so I don't fall off the wagon for this project, but I do have several new announcements and fun things coming up that I have been busy planning and will be posting about on my social media pages (which you can choose from here) at the end of the week, so stay tuned!
Now onto the piece. I mentioned before that I tend to lean towards a limited palette with my work. I enjoy simplified colors and I love constantly discovering how much variety you can get from a cool and warm color and the neutrals you get in between.
Since I'm letting myself experiment with this project I once again let loose with the background rather than having a set composition planned out. With watercolors that can be risky since there's no do-overs, and most of the time you can't lift a color the instant you put it down, but it's okay since that's what experimentation is all about. For me the best part is that I might just learn something new.
I once again hemmed and hawed over whether I wanted a bold line art for the image or to leave the line art light, but my desire for order in the loosey-goosey-ness of the piece took over and I went for the darker lines – at least for Lynette and the closest background elements.
I also in the end decided to darken the white trees that were in the background since I wanted the light elements on Lynette's outfit to pop more.
And the final piece!
That's all for this post, I will be having some fun announcements coming up on my social media pages at the end of the week, along with a new blog post so stay tuned! Thanks for stopping by. :)