This Summer I’ve been playing around with red and blue together.
When I got home I started working on a red and blue character.
She’s (loosely) based on a character from a Picture Book idea I’m working on…
…and this is how she ended up!
Drawing Things …
Something that’s really helped my creative process recently is doing quick timed drawings of everyday objects.
I started doing these at Art Club with The Good Ship Illustration, which is live on Instagram at 8 pm GMT (and it’s free!)
I find that knowing I don’t have long to draw means I can make looser marks, and not worry too much about being accurate.
When we started looking at the negative space – the space surrounding the objects – I couldn’t quite see how I could do anything other than follow the outline of the things…
…then I realised that I could add just enough detail to make them things rather than shapes.
There’s something about drawing the same things over again, but differently each time, that’s exciting and relaxing at the same time.
I like working so quickly that I really don’t know how each drawing will turn out!