Recently I started to sketch with watercolors. I had wanted to try this since ever but I was somehow intimidated by the medium. Watched some cool online classes at Skillshare, gathered courage and started. Had some watercolor pencils, tried them first. The snowflake and the red flowers below are drawn with them. I like how intense the colors become when adding a little water to a densely shaded area. Then found a watercolor set which had remained from the last school year of my kids and some Ikea brushes. Continued with them. Here are the recent sketches:
Drawing with aquarelle turned out to be great fun. And my biggest problem seems to be not working with the paint itself but drawing on watercolor paper. I am afraid of using high quality paper because I will ruin it. Plus, there is some charm in the wrinkled paper. Just recently I started to overcome this fear by getting the cheapest heavy paper I could find and just forcing myself to draw on it. Still using children’s watercolor paints and brushes, though. Well, I’m happier this way for now. 🙂
This funny snake was drawn a long time ago when I was sketching ideas for my portfolio site. Finished just the artwork and made art print out of the swirling reptiles instead of making the site. All of the snakes have very sharp teeth and they are eyeless except for the center one. You can tell it is in love by its heart-shaped glasses, heh. I love to draw this kind of shapes. They frequently turn out to be reptilian or flowers with just teeth coming out of their mouths and this one is a great example. I’ll draw something like this with watercolors in the near future. Continue reading Funny Snake In Love
These love cats hug each other with their tails. It’s a cute illustration of a black and white cat which I’ve drawn some time ago. I had a project for a music cover of love songs compilation back then. Being a cat lover myself, this is what I came up with. Later I created lots of products with these cute kitties, too. I particularly like how they look on red, blue and pink background. So these are the colors I chose for the products. Continue reading Cute Hugging Love Cats
Psychedelic eye which is so strained and tense that colorful splashes come out of it instead of tears. It is amazed by the colorful world around it. This bright illustration is inspired by Shine On you Crazy Diamond by Pink Floyd. And now that I think – by all of their music. They’re one of my favorite bands since I was a teenager. Most of their songs put me in a down mood but they are so very beautiful. Continue reading Bright psychedelic eye (side)
The Evil Flower Bug is a grinning cartoon evil character with sharp teeth holding a flower. It’s evil and kind of cute. It loves flowers… loves eating them, in fact. The bug is frequently found doing evil deeds, eating flowers and just having fun. This evil creature illustration has two variations. One features a dark textured grunge background and the other is in a vibrant red color. It reminds of gothic style and has a pinch of humor, too. This creatures is also perceived as cute by most of the people I know.
This cute bug is always hungry. It has sharp teeth and a crazy look in its eyes. You can see it here biting on a bunch of colorful stripes. The lovely yellow, blue, red and purple colors are fun and resemble the colors of a sweet candy.
These funny clouds are floating in the sky peacefully. One is more peaceful than the other. It’s sleeping drooling with a smile on its face, dreaming happy dreams. Its friend is watching it wondering what it is dreaming about. Sketched these funny fellows in pencil, then vectorized the clouds and made art prints and fun products with them. Continue reading Happy Funny Clouds
This cute cartoon whale smiles while swimming happily in the ocean. Instead of water, it splashes colorful swirls in blue, orange and yellow color. I’ve first drawn the bright swirls as a part of another design which I applied for a job with. In it the colorful swirls were coming out of a champagne glass. I made a number of music cover designs with that employer and I was very happy with our cooperative work. Then I decided to stop working on other projects, just to focus on my personal illustrations. Anyway… Continue reading Happy Cartoon Whale Illustration