I’ve been trying to redefine the illustration style and took this as an opportunity to uses Isabelle as a study for such. Lately I have been feeling a bit remorseful for exclusively using subject matter that would require the use of a black strip. I’ve become uncomfortable with producing explicit content, upon contemplation, I figured, what the hell, I’m working on a children’s book anyway…
|Close-up pencil detail|
|close-up vine detail|
|Finished inked foreground|
This luchador is new to the art of documentation and somewhere along the line, the first and second stages of applying the wash where skipped which brings us to the third stage. As of now, all applications of gouache paint has been set and the tricky union of colored pencil and watercolour is used give the painting more definition.
Which brings us to this. Okay, I have complained once about owning a crappy flatbed scanner in which color scans appear to be washed out and faded. It takes a little more effort to correct them and they are generally a pain in the ass. But hey, you get what you pay for with a 4-in-one printer that is on sale at for $50 - Yeah should of bought the HP. Oh well the finished product.
|Isabelle Boudart, mixed media, 11X14, Kevin Richardson, 2012|