"Bashful" Digital painting

Sooo, this was supposed to be done in watercolour with a video and ended up as a digital painting without a video.


Anyhoos, I was really happy with the line work (done in Photoshop with a Wacom Intuos 3. It’s old, but it works!), and started doing some tests with watercolours, but I just wasn’t happy at all with the results.

I didn’t have a clear idea for a colour scheme and it really showed as I tried to paint. So, I thought I should do some colour testing in Photoshop because it’s fast and easy to adjust and then return to the watercolours.

Seems like a sound plan, huh?

The bold colours were kind of an accident, but I liked how they looked, so I kept adding more details and before I knew it the painting was mostly done!

Aaand I hadn’t recorded any of it because it was supposed to be a colour test. *facepalm* First painting in a long time without a video and let me tell you – it feels strange! And not in a good way.

But with all that being said, I’m really happy with how this turned out! And I’d love to do more digital artworks like this, but my next piece will be in watercolour. For reals this time!! 😉

Here’s the line work. I’m really loving line art again!

"Bashful" Digital line work

This was actually inspired by a prompt during Elfebruary – a month celebrating elves! I only found out about it when the month was almost over (booo!), but I did this sketch for Day 22 – Festivity.

"Elfebruary Day 22 - Festivity" Digital sketch

More elves! https://www.kathrynwhiteford.com/category/a-year-of-elves/


Hi, I’m Kat! An Australian artist who loves painting fantasy characters and illustrations.


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