Top secret

I'm currently working on another Jack Reusen book illustration which is taking up almost every available minute.  The title of the book is "Jack Reusen and the Fey Flame".  I cannot post any pics as it is all top secret, but delighted to have completed the front cover and spine artwork this afternoon.  All that remains is the back cover to be completed.


Colour chart

When I use watercolours I like to test my colours before I start a 'finished' piece of work.  I tend to let the colour blend and see how far I can push it with water and how well it responds to the paper.  I work with some round colour mixing palettes (The Works is a great place to pick up these cheaply).  My brushes are Daler Rowney and I try and buy the best brushes that I can afford.  I prefer to paint with flat brushes.  I don't always use watercolour paper and often experiment with off cuts and scraps from other projects.  


Leaf Illustration

Tiny little collage pieces using watercolour and a 0.7 black fine liner for detail.  These will be superimposed onto the background (see previous post). 

Background Experiment



Treated myself to a Sugar&Vice necklace.  Their work is just fabulously creative and I just had to post a pic of this lovely necklace that arrived this morning and I am now wearing.  

Finbar - Finished painting

Finbar the Gnome

Colour being added...