I’m simultaneously breaking in a new palette (it looks way too clean, doesn’t it?) and trying gouache for the first time. I’ve been feeling a strong urge to create but haven’t felt much energy for following through on that urge, so this was my attempt at meeting in the middle. I pushed myself to sit down and get started, but I kept it all loose and scribbly, letting colors run together and over each other and painting without the aid of a pencil sketch. I’ll go back and “fine tune” just a bit, I think, but I like it.
This evening I have been beginning to clean up the photos of my last round of drawings. I’m feeling quiet and still, but nevertheless it’s puff, puff, puff, on to the finish.
I am finally in the home stretch with the illustrating project that has been taking up all my free time, and summer is still barreling past like an express train, but I did find a little time for a quick sketch. I had a lot of trouble getting my camera to photograph this. I’m not sure if it’s the light blue pencil or what, but I don’t have time to try again, so this is as good as it gets for now. I think I might revisit this one in watercolor the next time I come up for air.