Sunday, February 25, 2018


Over Christmas, while I had a small window of time where I didn't need to be working all the time (December-January is usually pretty crazy for me) I let myself do one watercolour, all for myself. I'd just finished several extremely tight deadlines and thought I deserved a bit of a play at Christmas time!

I do most of my work digitally these days, but I do love my watercolours, so I decided that I'd do a traditional painting - and to make it interesting, I decided to work with Mariella, my little ghost character, and see if I could pull that off with watercolour.

Keep reading below the cut for sketches, progress shots, videos and all that fun stuff!


For Colour Collective's 'Midnight Green' prompt I branched out into siamese cats (I love siamese cats, they're mental). The colour reminded me of secluded ponds and goldfish (and siamese cat eyes)

Adobe Photoshop CC2017 on a Wacom Cintiq Companion 2. 2 hours.

Happy Scottie

I didn't think of anything creative for Colour Collective's 'Ruby' prompt. I was so busy that I didn't even check what the colour was until Friday. I'd decided that morning that whatever the colour was, I was going to do a scottie dog in a tartan coat. A carefree scottie with no deadlines and no one asking when something would be finished. Oh, to be a dog....! 

When I found the colour was very pink, I added a butterfly. If it had been a more autumnal colour I would have done a drift of leaves - basically, whatever suited the colour of the week! 

I spent about an hour and a half on this, so not long. It's important to do some things that aren't work (especially if your work is being boring and not really letting you actually draw) to preserve your sanity, so I didn't feel guilty taking a bit of time for Colour Collective. 

Adobe Photoshop CC2017 on a Wacom Cintiq Companion 2


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