After I did the chameleon post I was asked by Linda how I got my watercolours so bright. Well I'll tell you. It's all down to using Schmincke watercolour paints which I discovered funnily enough, by other bloggers writing about them about a year ago and mentioning how lovely they are to use. As you may have noticed I love colour, so the juicier the better I say!
I came across this book yesterday while browsing for an inspiring art magazine. It's the 3 x 3 Illustration Annual filled with many top illustrators working today. I even saw a couple of names from Blogland that I know! I like what it says on the back:
"Illustration looks as different as artists themselves. Everyone considers themselves a photographer: anyone can take a picture. Few can draw or paint one. And draughtsmanship isn't enough. The true illustrator is a visual problem-solver par excellence with a unique perspective on the world, a personal vision translated in ink and paint. As original as original gets."
Now that's something to aspire to isn't it?