In order to continue my mission to draw all the time and fill up more sketchbooks in 2016, I’m working on a new weekly theme to do daily drawings, while experimenting with watercolor. At the end of each week, it’s nice to have lots of new drawings and a full page illustration.
I finished my sketchbook page for week 21 in my animal art series with Neon Insects.
I wanted the initial drawings to look like a bumble bee, may fly, wasp, fly, mosquito, cockroach, boxelder, centipede, walking stick and earwig, but I didn’t want them to look so realistic that the page would be scary. So I experimented with neon gouache paint for the first time, which was fun to try. I thought the consistency was more like acrylic than gouache or watercolor paint. I don’t love acrylic but I loved the brightness results so I will definitely use these colors more in my illustration projects.
Click here to see my Weeks 1-16 illustrations, ranging from bears to owls to whales to saltwater fish
Click here to see Weeks 17-20: Backyard Birds, Flamingos, Peacock and Macaws