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Couple of WIPs

Thursday, March 11th, 2010

I’ve been waiting to de-private this here thing until I actually had some of my own work to post. I have a wicked in-brain editor that tells me not to show things to people because they’re not good enough, so I’m trying to gag that judge and show stuff anyway. I am non-self-deprecatingly aware that I have a long ways to go; I think that is a fairly honest assessment of my present skillset. That said, nothing ventured, nothing gained, eh?

These are song cards I’m using as practice work. I’m illustrating well-known children’s songs, then I put lyrics on the back and laminate them for my own son and for gifts.

The lines are drawn with a Namiki Falcon fountain pen in a Moleskine watercolor notebook, using Noodler’s Bulletproof (it is not: when I erase the pencil off my dried ink, a fair amount of black tone comes off as well) black ink. The paints are Yarka St. Petersburg watercolors (half pan set of 24.) The paints are so-so, frankly, but they suffice for the moment. The brushes I’ve been using include a #2 and #3 Raphael Series 8404 and 0 and 2 Arches Kolinsky Sable. I like the Raphael 8404s better than the Arches.

Baa Baa Black Sheep3 Little Monkeys