Saturday, October 9, 2010

Female pirate

I used a very amazing photo as reference for this watercolor exercise. It has been a great experience to work with watercolor enough to overcome my previous frustrations with this medium. I used ultramarine, indigo and burnt sienna for this on Strathmore 400 series watercolor paper.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Back to Illustrator

This is the most recent vector illustration I have completed recently . It felt good to finish this one since it was a lot of work. I learned a couple of new things while working on it. However, I didn't get to use the most useful features that Illustrator CS5 has to offer when it comes to drawing in perspective. Hopefully for the next one, I will be able to use what I learned doing this illustration and apply it on a more advanced and challenging project.

Retrato de mi Mama

I felt the need of writing the title of this watercolor painting in Spanish since that's the language I use to communicate with my mom. This is one of the first attempts I made at using watercolor. My mom was kind enough to pose for me for about 45 mins. I added the colors a few days later. I used ultramarine and burnt sienna on cold press Strathmore paper.