2013-01-18

The big ones - custom illustrations

Some time ago I've created a set of 3 big pet portraits (for the same customer as this one; hello Bea!). And it was great. I mean - amazingly great! It's been such a long time since my last big watercolour illustration that I was literally astounded how great they can look. Because of concentrating on small pictures I have almost forgotten how beautiful those big ones can be.

Let me introduce: Chewy, Dexter, Chloe, Emmie and Maggi. Now guess which one is which :)

Take a look:
(warning, there's like 100 photos here - it may take a bit to load) 

 First idea sketches.
Colour and composition sketches.





 Sometimes I see clearly that I need a bigger desk...

 Here are the cheeks :)





 My little helper (or big mess-maker? I just can't remember ;P) in action.








And here's my most favourite from the 3. I just love that slightly dirty sky, rocky shore and the lighthouse (I think I might have a thing to lighthouses..).






 Pirate cat *meow-arr* I should totally paint a pirate cat someday!


Don't you think they look fabulous? :D Why have I not painted an illustration like this with my 3 silly cats, yet? Every pet should have an illustration like this :)



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6 comments:

  1. They are so lovely!! I always love to come and see your new works! They are so inspiring! Wonderful work!

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  2. Oh! They are so fabulous!!! I loved to see all of these pictures. You've done a wonderful work :)

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  3. I love them! They look great.
    Thank you for showing some close up shots of the paintings, it's nice to see the details of how it made!

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  4. Pirate cat is my favorite character but they're all so cute!
    Great work!

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  5. Great work! May I ask you, which kind of paper is it? Thank you...

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