Sunday, June 02, 2013

Aardvark, Shark, Lark, Ark, Dark: Pocket item for Ballookey


Aardvark with Shark and Lark
Sailed in their ark (in the dark)
This is a pocket item for Ballookey.  It's watercolor on 140 lb cold-pressed Arches paper, 7 x 10.  It was entirely painted with the water brushes that you fill with water.  I got two new ones and wanted to try them out.  One is a fine point Koi that came with a field set, which I'd never used, so I used it last night and in the wee hours this morning when I couldn't sleep.  The other is a Niji flat.  I painted most of the painting with Niji and then added the detail with the Koi brush.

This is theoretically for the series I am doing of San Cassimally's book, Animal Carnival.  However, as you can plainly see, it is in a different medium and different style than the others, so I will probably redo it?  (Or redo the others?)  I really just wanted to play with watercolors.

3 comments:

John said...

love it!

henniemavis said...

This is such a fun project! I like seeing the images you do for the fun text. 2 of my favorite things: fun words & ART!

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

YAY! Thank, John, Thanks Hennie! I'm really having fun with this. :-D XOX