Week 34: Butterfly
Fine Sharpie pen
Week 35: Paris
cut out card shapes/templates
Where has five weeks gone? This week I am posting the past five weeks of illustrations that I have created for Tania McCartney’s 52 week Illustration Challenge.
This is one of my illustrations that has received the most popular feedback and amount of comments so far. Created using a Gelli art plate, acrylic paint and a black fine liner. I like it’s simplicity.
I had been printing some feathers using my gelli art plate. Brushing over the feathers to create templates. The feathers left marks on the plastic table cloth and I suddenly saw an image in my mind. So I drew straight onto the table cloth this little girl.
Gelli art again. I love the multi-coloured layers that can be created using this technique. I really want to get so much better at it.
My trial using Adobe Illustrator ran out on at the end of this image. I had just finished when I realised a mistake on the stamp edging to the right, but I couldn’t open up the software again to fix it.
Artliner 0.4/ Watercolour paint
Just a quick fun one. I have no idea why I felt the need to draw long elongated figures. It’s just what my hand felt like doing. It took me a few days to figure out what I was going to do with the sketch. The characters started off as aliens, then birds and then humans. 😀
The next theme starts on Wednesday: Psychedelic!
This week I tried a new medium: Gelli art. I had so much fun with it as did my nine year old daughter.
Clouds No. 1 – Polar bear under snow cloud
Acrylic paint rolled onto the gelli plate
cut out card templates block the paint from covering the whole sheet of paper that I lay ontop of the plate
Clouds No.2 – Balloon floating up to the clouds
This time I used more than one colour, plus cloud templates. I then experimented with brushing paint across the Gelli plate (yellow, white, red) and laid the paper down to add to the first print.
Thanks goes to Jess Racklyeft who demonstrated this technique within her own amazing illustrations as a fellow participant in Tania McCartney’s 52 week Illustration Challenge.