söndag 15 september 2013

(Swedish) Birds in a tree drawing

I have decided that I want to put some of my favorite drawings in frames and hang them up in my room (up til now I've just put them in my storage bag (word please??) in my bookcase...)

A couple of months ago I made this sketch of two birds in a tree..

..and it's one of my favorites. But when I put it on the wall next to my Koi Fish painting it didn't really match and looked kind of boring. So I did a new one, but this time I made it with Promarkers from Letraset!

(just click on a picture to see it in bigger size!)

I'm still not 100% happy with it.. I don't like how the head of female (top brown one) turned out. I'll see if I do any changes later on but for now I'll just leave it as it is.

Happy Birthday, Mom!

This is a card I made for my mom's birthday (since she loves orchids and I couldn't find any pretty ones with orchids on them at the store). I made 2 of them, mostly because I wanted to try out different techniques on different kinds of paper. 

The first one is made with Letraset Aquamarkers and Louvre Aquarelle Watercolors. The paper is also from Louvre. It's 200x125 mm (8x5 inches) 300gsm.

The second one is a thinner kind of paper. It's Panduro Watercolor Quality Paper Pad. It's in size A4
and 180gsm.I found that this paper did not go well together with my Aquamarkers. It was really hard to blend out the marker and you could still see some of the lines so I ended up just using the markers on this one for details. Lesson learned. The thicker the paper is the better the Aquamarkers will work.