Tuesday, June 20, 2006

Illustration Friday: Dance

I was going to sell this dancing Guinea pig but I'm going to keep it instead! It turned out better than I thought. I really think it's because I used 300lb watercolor. I am beginning to really love this weight as it doesn't buckle, doesn't need to be stapled down and is very absorbant. If you let a little paint "sit" on your paper with water you can get all sorts of interesting effects. Plus, it's more forgiving when you need to scrub out a color, etc.



Oddly, I'm listening to Flashdance "What a feeling". It's fitting.

15 comments:

Sweet Pea said...

This is so sweet and I love the washy background!

melanienyc said...

adorable!!! ...oh no now that song is in my head!!!

paula said...

I like using watercolor that way myself. It looks really nice!

Amy Zaleski said...

Gorgeous pastel colors. This is so cute, and when I read that you were listening to 'Flashdance', it made it all that much cuter!

islandarts said...

Once you start on 300lb paper it's REALLY hard to go back isn't it?? The convenience makes up for the extra cost I think. your work is absolutely LOVELY.

claudine hellmuth said...

I love this! So sweet and wonderful! Her crown is perfect.

carla said...

This is sooo sweet! No wonder you want to keep it! I love the colors...they look like melted sherbert...very delicious:>

Caitlin said...

Lovely! A beautiful example of how to use watercolours WELL!

Sandra said...

This is so pretty. I love how you let the water colour just do it's own magical thing on the paper. Nicely done!

Halloweenville said...

i LOOVE this..and i totally agree - i will not use anything lighter than 300...beautiful job!

scribblesk said...

What a cutie!

Carol said...

If only she had wings and a tuba!
Very nice, Emily. I love watercolor drawings.

lil kim said...

so sweet - great colours and love the background. The little pea looks a bit unsure of herself...

Muffin said...

I Love the background! Nice work with colors.

Muffin said...

I love the background! Nice work with colors.

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