Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Noah Z. Jones

 
I discovered the drawings of Noah Z. Jones in one of my favorite books for inspiration, An Illustrated Life. His drawings are so cool and carefree. I decided to copy some of his drawings to study how he does his mark-making. Above is a page of his drawings that I copied. Hopefully, I will be able to incorporate some of his mark-making in my own drawings. His website is www.noahzjones.com.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Koi Water Colors

 

 
I've had these watercolor paints for years and have always hated them until now. I used to think the colors were too bright, but they are just what I've been wanting to use lately. I knew I had this set which is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand. It took some searching, but I finally found it this morning. This set has been on my mind for about 3 weeks, but I wasn't able to find it and didn't have time to look further until today. One of my favorite artists uses a rust color and some sort of indigo in almost all of her pieces. I don't have those colors in the palettes of watercolor I usually use and I've been meaning to search for those colors at the art store. The funny thing is, those colors are in this Koi set that I've set aside and forgotten all these years. So NOW I can really come up with some great stuff.
Ha ha ha. Yeah, right.