Illustration Friday : Shadows

Shadow Tree : watercolor + alcohol + ink on paper

This piece was a total experiment from start to finish. I incorporated some techniques that I’ve never tried with watercolor before and this is what it turned into. Admittedly, I had to tweak the colors a bit in Photoshop since I used some of my cheapy watercolors that I reserve for trying out new things. Plus, I rarely use dark colors and I’m not so good at it (yet).

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5 thoughts on “Illustration Friday : Shadows

  1. GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I like the added texture from the cold press paper, as well. The different values in the blue make it look as though the moon is behind clouds. I LOVE it!

  2. Great mood you created here. And such nice, rich colors. –love your inspiration board too. I just created one of my own last week with a blah corkboard and yours is much more inspiring!!

  3. Very cool effect! There’s even a hint of fog or mist creeping in. Hooray for successful experiments!

  4. I think the darks work well, particularly for the theme. Also, thank you for reminding me about this technique! I must try it again sometime. 😀

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