For my next illustration, I decided to take a new creative path.
That path was trying to use mix media on one of my characters!
I was never a fan of using mix media, but I decided since I have learned new techniques and I main a new medium, I thought why not give it another shot! In the end, it was a exciting journey, and I enjoyed it plenty!
This piece took me around 4 and a half hours to complete. Waiting for the watercolor to dry was
not fun. Adding multiple layers on the watercolor was also tedious, but it was necessary.
I enjoy drawing the characters I make, so planning a proper illustration (with multiple colors included) was pretty easy to plan out. It also gave me a chance to give them a different mood.
Multiple layers were added to the illustration. When I say multiple, I mean about 15 at the least. The clothing received the most layers and took the longest, but ended up looking how I wanted it to look! The hair was done with a black brush pen, the background was done with a marker, and extra details on the face and some on the clothing were done in colored pencils!!
This was really fun and it also was a challenge for me at the same time! Nonetheless, It was a great experience to try something brand new with my drawings.
And as always, I had motivating and upbeat music to keep me focused and entertained!! This time I went old school and listened to some Original Sound Track(OST) remixes of an anime I enjoyed watching back then! The video contains about 2 hours and a half worth of songs which was perfect for me to jam out to while drawing.
I’m glad the illustration ended up looking how I wanted it to be in the first place. I even gained some love for doing mix media, so I’m hoping to do it again in the future.
Materials I used:
- NASCO pro performance watercolor brush-size 10
- PRANG professional watercolor set & PRANG OVAL watercolor set-16
- 0.5mm lead pencil
- Pentel Pigment Ink Brush Pen-Extra Fine, Black
- BLICK Colored Pencils
- COPIC Sketch, R20
- PRISMACOLOR Premier marker, PM-4