Every now and then, we will post some progress shorts of what we’re currently working on, no matter the stage of completion. This time it just so happened that I finish the piece just I though of this idea, so you get a finished art work!

Basically, I’m tinkering with development of detail and contrast prior to the addition of colour, and in this case, the pre-inked piece really allows for the colours to stand out.
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Material used are: Noodler’s Heart of Darkness ink (my favourite because it’s so dark!), rotring pens, Winsor and Newton paint, and my current most loved paper, Fabriano hot pressed.

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The addition of the mouse is interesting – I actually have two more pieces I’m working on that are similar. There’s a bit mishmash with the addition of the biological drawing to a very stylized piece, and it intentionally doesn’t mesh 100% . I rather like it this way :)

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~ Lamice


 

I don’t have any works in progress at the moment but below is a WIP shot and finished product of a pet portrait commission that I absolutely loved working on recently.
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Done in gouache and watercolour pencils.

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Not only was it the first chicken I’ve ever drawn in my adult life, but it also struck close to home. One of my beloved childhood pets was a chicken, named Chicken. (I wasn’t particularly creative with names when I was a child!)

~ Myra

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