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Watercolour hand lettering and illustration  

Commissioned work for Stacie

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.

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“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.

Technical stuff:

  • Lines- mitsu-bishi pencils from HB to 8B
  • Colours- Shmincke and Winsor and Newton watercolours
  • Paper - 300g/㎡ Holbein SAUNDERS cold press F4 size

「横浜が寒い」シリーズの8枚目、最後のイラストが完成しました。僕は日本の冬といえば鍋会をすぐに思い出します。外が寒くて雪が降ってる時間に、友達や家族と一緒に食べる暖かい雰囲気の再現を頑張りました!

今回のイラストシリーズをご覧くださってありがとうございました!次の作品へ向かうのと、また改めてこのシリーズのチュートリアル動画も出来上がり次第アップします!

技術的詳細 

  • 線が ー MITSU-BISHI HB〜8B
  • 鉛筆 色 ー SCHMINCKE と WINSOR AND NEWTON
  • 水彩 紙 ー 300g/㎡ Holbein  ナチュラル   水彩紙 中性紙   中目