Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Works in Progress

Here are some photographs of  works in progress from our last session. I'm loving where the girls are at now. They are really getting the hang of watercolor. We are still working on illustration as a series. They draw from books and then add their own ideas to the images.

I'm going to Strasbourg, France for a month to take part in Play Urban, so there will be no updates for a while. Xoxo Quaymberley :)

Sunday, September 22, 2013

Book Illustration Lesson : 'The Hedgerow Circus- An Animal Story'

Here is an illustration Jeanette created from the book 'The Hedgerow Circus' by Ruth Thomson (Author) and Jolyne Knox (Illustrator). Part of the fun of drawing and painting it was telling the story out loud. Speaking about the story informs the image to a large extent. We mostly focused on working with washes of watercolor as well as paying attention to detail with pencil. If you notice the centre field, it is a yellow wash with green grass on top. She had to wait for the yellow to dry completely before applying the green watercolor. We also identified the horizon which has blue trees/foliage. We also spoke about the butterflies being large because they were quite close to us. I thought it was a very nice lesson.