A peek into the process: creating a floral illustration.
It starts with a pencil sketch, then I outline the shapes in a fine pen. The color and plants in this piece were not planned ahead of time; they are entirely freehand. Tested a new idea, got a little scared halfway through. My illustrations are truly analog; the pencil scratch and eraser dance a million times to get the outlines. My water colors, and gouache painting, is all guesswork, with no reference but my own instinct. It’s me, and my gut, a memory and a constant trial.
I then applied all the shading and details using varied point sizes of ink pen.
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