I’m so excited to share this illustration today! This creative piece just makes me happy! It just puts a smile on my face! I really enjoyed the process of creating it, and now it holds a special place in my heart.
This digital watercolour was inspired by Danielle Donaldson‘s workshop CREATIVE GIRL: LAND OF LIGHT AND SHADOWS . Danielle works with traditional media, and creates her beautiful art in pencil, watercolour, acrylics and papers.
I have been practising my digital painting techniques and was really excited about creating a ‘mixed media’ piece in a completely digital format.
I approach a digital piece much the same as I do a traditional piece. I start with a white canvas and build my paint up in layers.
Here are a few photos of my process…
I painted in watercolours for the background with different brush work, and then sketched in my mushroom houses in pencil.
I painted with more watercolours and white acrylic on the next two layers…
…finishing my illustration with pen and white liquid ink. (All Digital)
This is a change of pace for me as my style is usually more classically inspired. This is light, loose, and whimsical! Yay for me! I think it’s important to stretch myself creatively and challenge myself to try things outside of my comfort zone. I have to say it felt really good! I would love to hear what you think…
Illustration Friday’s challenge keyword is GOLDEN this week so I’ve shared there as I’ve used what I feel is a golden palette. It is vibrant and fun with the use of golden yellows to highlight my little mushroom houses.
Thanks for stopping by and have a creative day!!