Over this first week of the Easter holiday’s (26/03/18) I have been working on generating further images for my children’s book following the successful developments I had made at the start of the week.
Using Quentin’s influence of using wet media loosely and creating work with an energetic approach to drawing and use of colour. I have worked at an enjoyable and flowing rhythm getting me through my 32 page story at a pleasing pace.
My process has involved using firstly my favoured 2H pencil to create my loose sketches by holding the pencil at a sharp angle to create wide but soft lines guided by my page plans from my storyboard as a reference.
Following this activity I have been blocking in my paint colours with my collection of various flat brushes to work quickly with my thinking and to create interesting textures and allow for more effects that are out of my control.
I will use tools such as the round brush, my 8B graphite pencil and 2B Conte pencil and dip pen and ink drawing to complete the image with more technical control and for touching up the image.
Using a large palette has been a fantastic set up for providing me with more room to mix my colours that I’d often find frustrating with the usual smaller palettes.
Using inks has been a preferred choice of materials as they are strongly water based this enables my colour mixtures to correspond efficiently to my thinking as my ideas develop. This way my process is very alive and stimulating and therefore recieved as such by the audience.