"Brigitte des coléres" by Jérôme Lafond. This time the publishing company comissioned me a custom watercolor, and I had to draw the main character, Brigitte, working on a butcher shop. I've taken photos of each step so you can see the process I follow. Pretty simple, you'll see :)
Pentel 0.3mm mechanical drafting pencil, I've had it for ten years and it's still my favorite, I get the cleanest lines whit it. This time I used Fabriano Artistico Extra White paper, but I also like to use Canson illustration board.
Winsor & Newton Artists' Watercolor Pads and sometimes, when it's too hot and dry (very usual in Madrid) I use their blending medium because otherwise, the watercolor dries too quickly. I start randomly adding the first color washes, in this case I gave the background a slight, dirty white color wash.
Casa Pontes, the local art store where I like to buy my supplies. I have the whole range, but I mostly use the smallest ones since I tend to make my drawings tiny.
February 24, 2012
A new case for my watercolors, the old one was getting too small. The first issue of Solo, the awesome zine by illustrator Lizzy Stewart. Salmon colored washi tape. Another film camera, the super compact Olympus MJU II, which is perfect to carry around in my small-ish bag. And a bow shaped hairpin.
I'm also knitting a custom designed sweater for a friend, you can see the swatch I knit here. But I still have to choose the fair-isle motives for the yoke.
And last, here'a a sneak peek of the new book cover I've been working on. Stay tuned to the blog because soon I'll be making a post with my watercolor illustration process. It's something I've been wanting to do for ages!