Here is one of my sketchbook illustrations of a friendly and very colorful jumping spider I recently met. I used IroJiten colored pencils.
This rare fish often adopts elaborate though usually ineffective disguises to spy on other fishes and for his own amusement.
I am trying to learn how to draw from my imagination and without reference, so I started a series of fish illustrations to practice this.
Last week I bought a tulip to and decided to make it the subject of my painting.
I started with watercolor and watercolor, but then realised I needed a more opaque black and switched to gouache, acrylic and brush pens for the final touches. Most of the original looseness was lost after that, however he looks more accurate now I think.
I find backgrounds in paintings challenging so I deliberately tried to make a more complex background with this one. I sometimes have difficulty deciding when to finish and in this case maybe I overworked the background a bit too much. Still, I feel I learned a lot from the process.
I am not sure which kind of monkey this guy is...he seems to be in the Golden Monkey species. This is another "digital" monkey.
I am trying to work on a more loose style. Again, this was made in Corel Painter.
Made with Corel Painter. I'm trying out a more loose, imaginative style.
I am continuing to try to paint without outlining in pen first - just starting with a pencil sketch. I used this awesome photo as reference: https://www.pexels.com/photo/chimpanzee-sitting-on-gray-stone-in-closeup-photography-during-daytime-33787/
My next monkey watercolor -well, mostly - there is a touch of acrylic paint on the eyes. I do not know why they are called red-handed - since they seem to have yellow hands.
I got out of my comfort zone and tried painting a watercolor without an ink drawing underneath - just pencil lines.
I used brush pen and watercolors. The most challenging part was holding back on excessive pen lines to render the fur, using patches of paint instead. Although I think the background is a bit dark and there a few mistakes, I feel that learned from this.
A combination of pen lines, watercolor and acrylic paint on a watercolor postcard. Reference from https://www.pexels.com/photo/yellow-and-black-baboon-146512/
I stated with a rough pencil sketch then inked it with a brush pen and colored it with watercolor and gouache on a watercolor postcard. Reference I used was this excellent photo - https://www.pexels.com/photo/tree-wild-squirrel-monkey-97827/ photo by Mike from Pexels.com