Morning colors

I love my mornings and often the morning (and late evening) is the best weather-wise here in Scotland. Here is a little watercolor I did that was inspired by the morning sky.

Close up of watercolor painting of the morning sky in blue and yellow.

I used pencil, Derwent Inktense watercolors, and a Uniball Eye pen on this painting.

Close up of watercolor painting of the morning sky in blue and yellow.

Here is a photo I snapped on the walk which inspired this painting:

Morning sky with blue and yellow clouds.
Watercolor painting of the morning sky in blue and yellow.

Robyn

My daughter and son rewatched Wolfwalkers this past week (our favorite film of 2020) and I thought it would be cool to draw the main protagonist Robyn. I also wanted an excuse to play with the Lyra Groove Triple crayons again. They are water-soluble and have a really rich pastel-like character. The texture turns out great on these I think. I’m looking forward to doing more!

Close up of painting of Robyn as a wolf from the movie Wolfwalkers.
Painting of Robyn as a wolf from the movie Wolfwalkers.

Hand and thumb

Another Zoom portrait using racing green instead of the typical sepia. I like the way the green turned out and picked this snapshot as I thought the inclusion of the hand was interesting. Turned out pretty good I think. Progress. πŸ“ˆ

Close up of portrait painting with just the face and eyes showing.

This piece was done using Derwent Inktense watercolors and water pens, along with a Uninball Eye Micro pen for the outlines.

Close up of portrait painting with just the mouth and hand showing.
Portrait painting of a guy with his hand on his chin and headphones on.

Back garden under construction

This is a view of our back garden as of a few weeks ago. Those trees you see are now in the ground, but things are still very much under construction. I hadn’t yet drawn the church by our house, so I liked the challenge of that as well as all the layers in this view. I have some ideas for more drawings featuring the church as it is such a cool building (200+ years old). I liked experimenting with a more storybook style of color and illustration on this one.

I used pencil and a Uniball Micro Pen first and then added color with Derwent Inktense watercolors and water pens.

Here was the original picture for the drawing.

Back garden with trees in pots.
Painting of trees in pots and church in the background.

Dining room, aka everything room

This is the room we always seem to end up in. In between the kitchen and the living room, this is the space with a long table that we eat and draw and do work on. It’s where my wife and I hang out in the evening when the kids are in bed and where the kids and I hangout when my wife takes a nap. I figured I’d finally draw it as I’ve spent so much time in it.

Close up of  a watercolor painting of a dining room with a clock on the wall.
Close up of a watercolor painting with a bike in the background.

I used Derwent Sepia watercolor along with pencil and a Uniball Eye Micro pen.

Dining room  photo that was used for the basis of the painting.
Watercolor painting of a dining room with clock on the wall.

Main St in blue

My idea with this was to play around with really dark foregrounds and light backgrounds. I thought I would use sepia for the foreground but ended up picking navy blue at the last minute. Although the streets were dry at the time I took the picture that inspired this painting, the blue gives the streets a wet feeling.

Close-up of watercolor painting of Main St Chryston in blue and yellow.

I limited myself to three colors on this (navy blue, yellow, and mango) and used Derwent Inktense watercolors.

Close-up of watercolor painting of Main St Chryston in blue and yellow.

The paper used is Winsor & Newton Cold Pressed Fine Grain A4 paper.

Close-up of watercolor painting of Main St Chryston in blue and yellow.

Here is the photo that inspired the painting:

Main street Chryson with sun rising behind houses.
Watercolor painting of Main St Chryston in blue and yellow.

Brain power

This was a design I was thinking about for a few days while I was writing this little bit on talent and what that means to me. It was done using my kids Lyra Groove Triple crayons which are water soluble and have a really rich pastel-like character. Nice to work with some media that is a little different than my norm!

Close up of tree watercolor painting
Close up of tree watercolor painting.
Watercolor painting of dark and twisted tree branches.