Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Illustrated Shorts

I recently created a couple of comic shorts pairing watercolor illustrations with text. I've finally got my drafting table set up in a way that is practical in my Oakland apartment, and I have been really enjoying myself experimenting with watercolors and dip pens. (neither of these pages actually involves dip pens, but I have been working with them just the same)

I really do love bodysurfing! Feels great! I used paper from one of those really nice Arches watercolor blocks. I got the block as a present a couple years ago from my dad who also loves watercolors and bodysurfing.
...and here is another one, this time set up as a two page spread.....

This one came together in a unusual way. I actually had a number of hand drawings in my sketch book that I had done in this particular style with my brush pen, that I decided could serve as a jumping of point for a short. I also already had the painting of the plant in my sketchbook. I only had to add a couple more illustrations once I figured out where I wanted to go with the text.

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