Tag Archives: gouache

Drawvember 2019 Days 21-25

25 Nov

In this five-day series, I explored using negative space for the second time. During Inktober this year I used this technique to depict snow and had never been familiar with it.

Sunglasses

Black ink Pentel Brushpen and leaf green Holbein Artists’ gouache.

Misty lake

Grey ink brush pen from Kuretake, black ink Pentel Brushpen and water brushpen to blend and create the mist effect.

Nous Toutes

Nous Toutes, after artist Malika Favre. Burnt sienna Holbein Artists’ gouache depicting the silhouette of a woman’s profile with her head down, the back of which is the silhouette of a shouting man’s profile.

Singer

Tim Burgess. Lots of black ink! I used a black 0.05 mm Graphik line maker from Derwent and a black ink Pentel Brushpen.

Koi

Grey ink brush pen from Kuretake, that I layered in place for shadowing, and a touch of burnt sienna Holbein Artists’ gouache for the stains on the fish.

Drawvember 2019 Days 16-20

20 Nov

This five-day series is a tribute to illustrator extraordinaire Jean Giraud, aka Gir, or Moebius, who I discovered thanks to Virginie G. a few years ago when she convinced me to meet up with her in Toulon where they exposed some of his work. Instant love!

Supersonic

Lots of line work, using a ruler, for this soaring character.

Incantation

I loved the mood of this comics strip. A chubby priest of sort casting a spell maybe, in a funny hat, with a couple long-legged chickens at his side. All of them somewhere in space perhaps, in a glass corridor? I used a black ink 0.05 mm Graphik line maker from Derwent, and black ink Pentel Brushpen for the large black areas.

Major (Fatal)

Another very recognisable character from Moebius, with his characteristic pointed hat, long slim figure and bag. I used a black ink 0.05 mm Graphik line maker from Derwent, and a ruler.

Firecamp

My first gouache painting and I absolutely loved doing it, and how it came out! I used some of the five Holbein Artists’ gouache tubes supplied in the November Sketchbox: burnt sienna, yellow ochre, ivory black and prussian blue.

Cat

Mix of black ink 0.05 mm Graphik line maker from Derwent and leaf green Holbein Artists’ gouache tube supplied in the November Sketchbox.

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