Picking up real media again.
Lately I’ve been experimenting a lot more with actual paint. I started incorporating watercolor, gouache, and other textures into my digital artwork a year ago, but the more i play with paint the more i want to use it. There’s just something special of mixing and painting in real life versus staying digital all the time.
Many years ago, I made all my illustrations in watercolor, colored pencils and gouache, but then I had kids.
Babies and toddlers are a wonderful experience, but you never know when they’re hungry, awake etc….so I started working digtial instead, because then I could work in between my kids needs without having to worry about forgetting my favorite brush in the water jar (yup, I ruined a lot of treasured brushes that way). Today my kids are 7, 9, and 11 – and they don’t interrupt my workflow as much anymore, partly because they’re in school most of the day.