I’ve been showing progress photos and videos of this commissioned piece. I’ve never illustrated a mermaid before so this was something new and interesting for me. Stacie was so lovely to work with and I’m really excited to post this to her.
Lettering: Watercolours and HB graphite pencil blending
Illustration: Watercolours and black ink pen lining with HB graphite pencil blending
All done on 15″ x 15″ cold press Crescent Illustration Board
Photos taken with CamKix wide angle and macro camera lenses.
“Cold In Yokohama” series, Illustration 08 “Nabe party”
For me winter in Japan always includes eating nabe (hot pot) sitting at the low table with friend and family and picking favourite pieces from the pot. Even better if it’s dark and snowing outside (yes, even around Tokyo we still get snow sometimes although is’s very rare).
For this last illustration from my “Cold in Yokohama” series I tried to picture this mood as best as I could. I hope you enjoyed the series and will stay tuned for the summary tutorial video I’m planning and my next works.
Lines- mitsu-bishi pencils from HB to 8B
Colours- Shmincke and Winsor and Newton watercolours
Paper - 300g/㎡ Holbein SAUNDERS cold press F4 size