Hello there, Little Birdie Crafts Friends! I hope you are doing well these days.
Fun fact, art illustration is actually one of the things I do as my freelance work. So it’s important to at least practice on my craft once or twice a month to keep up the rhythm.
I love painting illustrations using only a single color as it helps me improve on my tonal values. This refers to the light and shadows you see in paintings.
Since my most used medium is watercolor, I’m accustomed to painting from my lightest shade and doing the darkest tones last, because watercolor sometimes tend to be not as forgiving as acrylic and gouache, since you cannot paint over the mistakes just as easily with other medium.
Overall, it all boils down to practice, repeating what you’ve learned to master it and finding ways to improve.
Hello everyone. Today I have come to share with you a creation made with mixed media products from Little birdie Crafts. I made a guitar inspired by a drawing of my son. For that I drew the silhouette on a heavy cardboard and then assembled it in 3D. I applied black gesso and then red paint. I highlighted some parts with a stencil and texture paste. I then augmented the relief with the patina.
Hello, Little Birdie Crafts’ Friends! How are you?
It’s Janus here once again sharing another one of my watercolor illustrations using Little Birdie Crafts Art Journal and Watercolors.
Let share with you a few steps on how I created this piece:
Step 1: I sketched out my illustration across the entire spread of my Art Journal.
Step 2: I selected one color from the watercolor paints and started off painting the eyes, followed by the nose, and lips. I simply played around with the opacity of my paint, shifting from my light tonal values, to mid tones and dark tonal values.
Step 3: I added in strands of hair with a few thin and thick strokes with my paint brush.
Step 4: I added in layers of dark tonal values near the side of her face and worked my way painting the flowers and strands of her hair.
I added in some splatters of paint in the end to give it more grunge.
I love using a single color when painting sometimes, it helps me practice making my paintings look lively and play around with my lighting and shadows.