21 February 2019
Its been a long time since I last worked with traditional materials and I’ve been both missing and dreading starting again. Since October last year (2018) I’ve been focusing a lot on digital work but the truth is that with each day that goes by I feel more and more the need to go back to my roots and pick up watercolour again.
Wanting to go back to traditional along with my desire to try mixed media with watercolour, colour pencil and gouache made me start working on a cover and spread for Alice in Wonderland. Filming the process made it an even bigger challenge.
I’m very new to this so the result is not what I envisioned. As I work full time as a designer, illustration is something that I’m only able to do on the side and I can’t get many “light hours” other than during the weekends. So the result was that I also had to work on weeknights and therefore the light changes (a lot) during the video. If I can make this work, one of my future investments will be some studio lights!
So here is the video of the cover progress. As for the spread, I have yet to start the sketching phase but I want to be able to have it ready as soon as possible, so maybe I’ll be able to share it before the end of March.
Hope you like it!
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