Watercolors scan so nicely and then colored pencils are the bastards of the art world and if you put your ear close to your paper you can hear them saying “hey. hey. hey. look at all this white space. look at all these crevices. hey. do you see them. i see them. they’re everywhere. hey. listen to me. no come back. hey. hey”
I feel like my subject matter gets really repetitive because I’m always drawing/painting simple waist portraits of characters, so this was my attempt to do something a bit different. This and Sleep Deprived were both painted around 3 in the a.m. because people in my dorm hall were being so loud I doubt anyone could sleep so I got up and painted because I was so pissed off. In all fairness though it was a Friday night. I like how the color combo turned out, but when I was inking I drew the faces with a super bleedy marker without testing it out first. It is what it is.
I’ve changed my Etsy banner something like two or three times in the past few months before finally getting to this one that I made just now. I kept having that “I need a new look but nothing seems right” kind of feeling and then I finally got it right.