Monday, 22 April 2013

Tropical Aspirations.

Just thought I'd pop a couple of images I've just completed for a book about the Philippines. I wanted something warm and aspirational, hence the steamy diffused colours.

God, I'm ready for some warm weather, sun, sea and sand...

These were roughed out on cartridge paper in blue, very choppy, then cleaned up in blue and light-box-traced onto a clean piece of cartridge with a HB technical pencil. Hopefully you can't tell the difference between this and an ink line, which I usually use.

I fine I draw much more freely and my lines are more organic when I use a pencil. I worry about cock ups with ink and I can put a bit more pressure on the pencil without fear of snapping a nib.

Let me know what you think about my pencil lines over the ink.

Cheers for now