Friday, March 28, 2008
It's been quiet recently. No new projects coming in. Instead of worrying about the next project, worrying about bills and such...I've been enjoying the time off. Sleeping, garden work, new techniques and drawing just for fun.
I've done a bit of work on my "Mouse and Elf" story, too. They have names now, Doodle is the Elf, Squeak is the Mouse.
I read SCBWI's bulletin, and they had a call for submissions, so I thought, why not combine working on my characters with this? So I drew stuff like this:
So now I think I'll take some of those sketches I posted about previously, print them onto good paper, and play with my gouache paints. I love the fluidity and transparency of watercolor, but I don't like how pale they seem to reproduce. I love the intensity of gouache, but I don't really like how it feels while I'm working with it...so I'm going to learn how to make it all work.