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Watercolour Illustrtation~Mini Mushroom Village

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!!

Deena x

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3 Comments

  1. peggy the nut says

    Well, I just thought storybook when I saw this. Maybe because I’ve been searching for an illustrator for my children’s book. Well done indeed Denna, you really hit the fantasy/whimsicaly world I love. Hugsxo

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