Title // The Saint
Media // Mixed: Mech Pencil, Colored Pencil Ink, Watercolor, & Digital Editing
I have finally brought a small self portrait to completion. The main purpose of this was to design a new blog header. Although the goal was small I really love the outcome of this little illustration. It makes me see myself in a different light. (No pun intended). Doing self portraits is always an empowering process. You attain the ability to see yourself in a variety of different ways and scenarios. You can almost live through them if only just for a moment and feel like your someone or something else.
I decided to experiment a lot with this since it wasn’t a huge piece. I wanted to try using more media this time to receive better results in certain areas. Especially facial detail. I don’t often implement digital editing in my illustrations, but with the way illustration is progressing I feel it more necessary for me to take that first step and start utilizing it more often.
But to dissect this illustration by medium it would go something like this:
Hair // Watercolor + Ink
Face & Skin // Watercolor + Colored Pencil + Ink
Headband & Collar Accessories // Ink + Mechanical Pencil
Blouse // Mechanical Pencil
Just in case you want to implement some new media into your own illustrations. Each serves a very specific role and in tandum they create a more intense and contrasted feel to your drawings.