yo have I mentioned how simplified these illustrations are? Because they are very simplified. Could more people transitioning to a more plant-based diet help reduce global carbon emissions and slow global warming? You read some research and you decide.
these illustrations are part of an ongoing freelance gig. Visit this tag to see the completed set so far!
People asked me if I use references when I color and where I learned to use markers.
Long time friends who have been following me for years, know that I’m not a fan of coloring and that I have only recently started coloring traditionally.
I use references but not when I’m working on an illustration.
Like all other topics of art (gesture, posing, clothes, BG art), I do studies from life, photos or other artists’ works to learn new things and build up my artist’s library in my head. When you see an artist drawing/painting something from their head perfectly, it must be coming from the library in which all things they previously/constantly drawn or closely observed are stored.
I am a noob in traditional coloring and I have a hard time picking colors (in both mediums), so I do quick studies of background elements and shading techniques on the side from time to time, and with time, god willing, I’ll develop both skill and style in coloring.
Doodling, sketching with colors, experimenting and trying out new and different tools without hesitation is the best way to learn and get better with a unique voice of your own.
I like the Bone Universe books because they illustrate topical things in a creative fantasy universe that fits my aesthetic: diverse characters are impacted by political strife and climate change and a generation of young people trying to unpack what their parents did and how to solve those problems
But I also just really want to see my OTP (scarred, screaming rebel hanglider pilot and her quiet, sharp friend/mentor) just be happy and continue to sing to one another