I usually illustrate digitally. From the beginning, to the end; including sketching, colouring, inking… I'm not saying I'm proud of being that digital but I really enjoy the way I'm working. I feel comfortable and free. That usually sounds ridiculous to traditional artists, but that's how I feel. I like the organic textures on the illustrations even when they are digital. And definitely, I love the illustrations that are created (or at least look like) using watercolour, crayons, oil paint, chalk, pencil etc… But I'm not the one who is able to use them properly. So I admire them a lot.
Anyway, the reason I'm telling those is that I used watercolour pencils yesterday!..
At Christmas 2011, Stephanie gave me a set of watercolour pencils, a book and pencils as Christmas present. It was my first Christmas and of course the first presents. Since then, I occasionally prepare handmade greeting cards for my friends' special events. (I think I've done 4 or 5 times so far)
Yesterday it was Stephanie's birthday. A great opportunity to use my beautiful stuff! And I sketched a card for her. The result is not so good I know, but it's not bad at all for a person who haven't used colouring staff properly since high school. And most importantly, it made me happy, however I tried to rotate or scale the image a couple of times, it was fun. The biggest challenge was trying to undo and being not able to do it!!!
Thank you Stephanie once again and happy birthday.
The one who is throwing the lemons is Stephanie and the other one is her husband Ertan. He bought her a lemon tree years ago as a birthday present. But the thing is Stephanie hates lemons!
I will try to use them more in the future. I guess... I hope... :/