Lately I’ve been throwing caution to the wind (or at least trying to!) and have been drawing my illustrations directly in India ink with a bamboo quill sketching pen. The idea is to go with the flow, literally, and let the pen and its somewhat unpredictable lines direct the outcome of the illustration.
Last night this windswept girl emerged.
When I went to bed, I wasn’t quite sure exactly where she was going (or coming from) but today I had a better idea and with my Aquash water brush laid out a suggestion of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline in the background.
The addition of a lamp post and the darkening of some of the points of interest has now brought the illustration to this point.
What’s next? Well, first a Wicked performance tonight, but hopefully when I return to my drafting table tomorrow I’ll be in the right frame of mind to add the appropriate touches of color! Stay tuned…