Thursday, 7 June 2018

Illustration Tutorial with Posca Pens

As you might have seen from my last post, I've been making paintings in my sketchbook and so I thought I'd share my method with you of my latest one. I've also decided to make it into a new design for the items in my Rebubble shop, which I'll share with you at the end of this post.

So here's how I made my latest sketchbook painting..

 First I painted in some random coloured areas of watercolour with a vague house shape in the middle and allowed it to dry.

 I drew the windows to the house with a white Posca pen size 1M and painted them with some more watercolour, yellow ochre which is the same colour that I used for the house.

I added detail to each of the areas of watercolours using a Posca colour that would look nice against each one. You can see on the blue and green areas that I used a darker colour in the same shade. When in doubt, I find that white always works well against a dark background.

I continued to add details treating each area of watercolour almost separately. Towards the end, you have to think of the picture as a whole so I added a few extra details across areas, that helped to knit the areas of colour together until I was happy that the picture looked balanced.

There are no rules and this is only one example of how I've made a painting. Mistakes or changes of mind are easy to do by blocking over anything you're not happy with by using acrylic paint or sticking on a piece of collage paper. Once the acrylic or the paper is dry you can then paint again on top with Posca pens.

So once it was finished I thought it would make a nice design for fabric and on other items like mugs, travel cups, bags and all sorts!

Here are a few examples..

I've got lots more in my Redbubble shop, PLEASE CLICK HERE to see.

Thanks for looking, ♥ ♥ have a lovely weekend! xx 


Gina said...

I love the fabric used on those little purses.

Jess said...

Thanks Gina! x

Kyra Wilson said...

Love the way it turned out!

Jess said...

Thanks Kyra! x