Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Illustration Friday: Clumsy

I enjoyed drawing the birdcage so much for the last Illustration friday that I thought I'd draw another one for clumsy!
I used my Inktense pencils for this and I'm gradually discovering how best to use them. They're not that great for large expanses of colour, like the grass and sky, but very good at solid small areas if you want a bright colour. I wasn't happy with the texture I ended up with on the grass so the sky's done with good-old watercolour!

9 comments:

Rosie said...

I am very happy o see the bird is free again!! Lovely colours. I never got the hang of water soluble crayons. I always landed up with ripping the paper.

Jill Bergman said...

Beautiful bird, birdcage & flowers! I think your colors and textures are very nice.

Sissy Sparrows said...

Your birds are adorable...great bird cage.

kiki [hei] said...

I love that you always have patterns in the background, with nice colors and perspective arrangement. very nice work!

Caroline said...

Love your cage! And the previous one you painted! I bought inktense crayons too a few years back and have yet to produce something worthwhile!!

dthaase said...

wonderful style - beautiful picture

April Jarocka said...

Jessie you have been sooo busy and they are all equally delightful. I can't pick a favourite but the IF: Clumsy is Brilliant. That's me sometimes for sure. Your trees are wonderful and it comes across that you love doing them. That's the key isn't it, doing something you love. Steam on gal and thanks for the comments at my blog too! ;)

Nicky Linzey said...

This is lovely especially freedom for the bird! Really like your new profile drawing too.

sketched out said...

Gorgeous cage. It's fun to draw and paint the things we enjoy the most... why not do it as often as you can, right?

Man, you really are a prolific artist! I let a little time go by before visiting and there is a virtual feast for the eyes waiting for me!