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Art: Colour Therapy

After a self-imposed art ban of three months or so, I felt like drawing again this week. I was glad I'd had the break because I was able to enjoy the process so much more than I had for a long time. Fortunately my skills hadn't shrivelled up through lack of use, but rather I was able to produce something I loved on the first try. :) I'm really happy with this piece and it was great therapy drawing it. 

Here is the finished piece (just a photo I'm afraid, scanning A3 is a total pain, so I'm sorry about the murky edges):


Linework is done in dark brown ink (Faber Castell Pitt artist pen) and the colour is Sharpie, Magic Marker and colour pencil.

It's a portrait of Chara (my eternal muuuuuuse <3) and the style is inspired by the Japanese illustrator Macoto, aka Makoto Takahashi, whose work I had been looking at the day before I started sketching. His images are extremely cutesy and girly, but I really like the flatness of his forms and the strong, stylised outlines. Mine is less cutesy but still totally girly. :P

Here's also the original sketch and the linework.

Comments

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wuffy_angel
Nov. 7th, 2010 07:34 pm (UTC)
FFFFFFUUUUU Bunny, it is bloody gourgeous. I love all the colers and the neat style of the drawing. Also, anyone, who can color like that on paper has my eternal respect. :O

Hope you'll get more inspired, I love your stuff <3
harmoniad
Nov. 7th, 2010 08:46 pm (UTC)
BEAUTIFUL! I love the colors especially. After a semester of Interior Design, I have learned I don't have any sort of an eye for color, and I feel tremendous respect for anyone who does.
miss_jordy
Nov. 7th, 2010 10:53 pm (UTC)
Gorgeous. It's a very cheering image, and I love the bright-but-not-garish colours.
silvertongue1
Nov. 8th, 2010 03:54 pm (UTC)
Sharpie, markers, and colored pencils?? I never would have guessed you made such juicy colors with those. Amazing!
~A
gresley
Nov. 8th, 2010 04:08 pm (UTC)
Really bright and cheerful - I love the way you colour and shade. :)
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