Tuesday, December 23, 2008

IF: Voices



He could hear a tiny little voice on the other side.

Trying out some different things...I'm figuring out watercolor as I go along and trying to find my style. I used a blue instead of the deep violet I usually use for the shadows. And it's more pen work than I originally planned, but I think it adds nicely to the nighttime effect.

Do you have a favorite color you use to shade? Or does it depend on what the situation calls for?

8 comments:

indigene said...

This is such a lovely illustration! The mood, the details and the wonderful expressive quality of the illustration! Bravo! Happy Holidays!

Fadas & C.ª said...

Hi, Christine! About the shade in my case it depends of the situation and object or character I'm working on. Try to make different experiences.
The illustration is very sweet. I like the light effects. Well done!

Nicola said...

This piece captures that magical spirit. Beautiful illo!

carla said...

Ah - this is really sweet! I like your style and your imagination:>

Mônica said...

Really lovely! I am very much a fan of pen work and watercolor, and this illustration has it all.
Usually I use violet for shadows, but I also like blues, especially for nightime.
You have a wonderful style, Christine!

christine grove said...

Thanks everyone! It helps to hear what others use as I am learning.

brendamarks said...

Love your style. My shadows are often the compliment of the main color of the figure.

Anonymous said...

you are so talented.