Happy Sunday! I have a new Lynette & Glenn piece for you guys, this time of them wandering lightly through the woods. :) My Lynette series paintings are now available in my Storenvy shop: www.angelasongart.storenvy.com I will continue to put any new illustrations and art pieces from this series in that shop, so be sure to keep an eye out!
As for this post, I thought I'd include some of my work in progress images.
I don't try to have a set rule for process for my pieces, though I usually will do a rough sketch, ink it, and then paint over it as it's just how I'm used to working. I went about this piece with only a few variations: I did a light ink of the character and then went in with washes here and there and let them settle where they wanted to rather than with a specific background outlined.
From there I started finding shapes and darkening them and let myself have some fun. The thing about watercolors is that you usually get the best results from letting it do what it wants to. I am guilty of shoving my face up close and micromanaging every aspect of the color – a result of trying to do lots of detailed inking first and wanting to keep the colors in the lines– but I'm always willing to experiment which is what this piece was all about.
After lots of brow-furrowing and running away nervously from the piece a few times as layers dried the painting started to take shape. I allowed myself to ink the characters a bit more boldly and add some vegetation details that I discovered in the washes. The vague concept I had at the beginning, with a bit more color towards the bottom of the illustration and a bit more greyed out near the top, changed as well and I decided to add a few pops of color.
And the final result:
I hope that showed a bit of insight into this piece! I may go more into watercolor process at some point in the future in a separate post, we shall see.
Also in a bit of other news, for those of you following my social media Daily Drawings: my Daily Drawing Book Vol. 2 is now available in my Etsy shop: www.angelasongart.etsy.com. They're limited edition and include an exclusive print, so be sure to check it out and support! :)
And that's all for today! I'd also love some feedback from you guys, so be sure to leave a comment here or on social media (links here) and let me know what you think about these posts so far! Thanks, and have a lovely rest of the weekend. :)