I’ve been learning a new skill, and I find it rather exciting. Oh how I love youtube and those wonderful generous tutorial video contributors. When I was a kid I learned a little about pen calligraphy, with the flat nib, held at an angle, but it was so strict I never completely dedicated myself to it. Brush calligraphy appeals to me much more keenly. I still need loads of practice, but here is one of my first (presentable) attempts. It’s a card for a friend who graduated this year. 🙂
I recently finished the illustrations for Mercy & Melons by Lisa Nichols Hickman; published by Abingdon Press 2014 (to be released in September). All of the interior illustrations were done in watercolor. Working with one color is a fantastic challenge. I loved it. Originally we were going to go with a deep yellow ochre, so that’s the color I worked in. Halfway through the project the client decided a brown would be better. I have to say, as much as I love yellow, I agree, brown is a better choice here. I continued to work in the ochre for the heck of it and then cleaned them up and colored them digitally. Here are a few of my favorites. Enjoy!
My little brother turned twenty one this month. Happy Birthday Bro-ha. I love you.