Sunday, April 7, 2013

More Work in my Illustrated Journal...

Hi everyone!  I've been having a lot of fun playing in my new illustrated journal.  After my first entry, I decided not to sketch in pencil first anymore - just commit to pen right away.  It makes things a little more quirky looking to not be able to erase, and I like that.  It also makes perfectionism impossible, which is a REALLY good thing...

This first one is done with Pitt Artist Pen and Neocolor II crayons...


and this one is done with Pitt pen, Derwent Inktense Pencils, White Montana Marker, and Neocolor II's...

One thing I am noticing is that my natural tendency is to draw big.  Both of these entries ended up being just a piece of the whole picture because I started out so big (unintentionally) - ha.  I think I am used to more of a 9"x12" size and this book is 5"x8."  That's okay though - I kinda like it that way.  It would take a whole lot longer to draw the whole thing!

I hope your weekend is fantabulous!  Thanks so much for visiting and for your comments!  I really appreciate them!

7 comments:

Dawn Z said...

These are lovely illustrations, Michelle! There is depth and originality all made by your hand. Thank you for sharing.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

FABULOUS!! Loving your drawing of the hand/coat!!!

Jessica Sporn said...

Wow your drawing skills are growing exponentially! Love seeing this and I like the bigness!

McMGrad89 said...

Sometimes, I draw in pen first, but I am still a pencil first person for some reason. I like the way both pages came out.

Mari Adkins said...

That mallard is superb! :)

dawn said...

How awesome these are, love that first one, great detail and coloring. Isn't it nice to walk with out having a coat. YEA SPRING!

aawww that mallard duck is so sweet, again great coloring and details.

Great job using a pen and just going for it, they came out beautiful and I can't wait to see more.

iHanna said...

Oh wow, such beautiful illustrations. The duck is very cool, love how you've coloured it!