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.

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.

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.