An illustration can take on a completely different look and feel depending on what you do with it. I’ve had a little play around with a drawing I did of my daughter sitting on the lounge. The original is a pen & ink line-drawing, and although it doesn’t really follow the rules of cross-contour (where you use continuous lines rather than cross-hatching and or tone to show form), it was partly what I had in mind :)

ink drawing
Ink on paper
Water colour version

This is a very rough and quick watercolour test, which I did after scanning the original drawing & reducing the opacity to print showing only feint lines. Because of the paper being anything but designed for watercolour there was a bit of pooling going on, though I figured for a quick play (and a slight dose of impatience) it was worth it.

watercolour and ink
Ink over watercolour – loose strokes
digital paint
Scanned ink drawing – painted in Photoshop

Until next post  – stay well!
Annette :)

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  1. Johan Derycke

    Hey Annette I didn’t know you had a blog!
    Following it from now on!

  2. Annette

    Awesome :) thanks Johan, great to have you visit – blog is a baby as yet (as in one day old!) but the idea was prompted by your own advice a while back, so thanks ever so much for both suggesting and then following!

    cheers :)

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