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Illustration Friday: Wool

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Black watercolor outlines over the pencil lines

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Final artwork- Watercolor on paper and color corrected in Adobe Photoshop

My entry for this week’s Illustration Friday submission.                                                                                                                                                             The topic being ‘Wool’, I couldn’t resist drawing fashion yet again. In fact, the moment I read the topic an image of a fashion model in red colored woolen cap and muffler was the first thing that came to my mind. I ended up drawing exactly that.

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Illustration Friday: Shy

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Final Illustration with colors and shadings

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Outlines and shading

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Pencil Sketch

I have been working on a lot of Children’s Illustration of late. I must have fallen in love with the style. Or is this a secret way to revisit my own childhood through all the illustrations that I create.

So, This week’s submission for Illustration Friday is a children’s art once again.
The topic of the week being ‘SHY’, this is the first image that came to my mind. I have always noticed little kids and even adults covering their faces when they feel shy. So the illustration represents shyness quite well.

Now you don’t feel shy to drop in your comments though… 😉


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Illustration Friday: Haunt

This piece of work was for Illustration Friday’s topic ‘Haunt’. I was quite excited about the idea and loved they way I executed it. Unfortunately I missed submitting it by few hours. 😦

Decided to share it with all my readers anyways.

I hated homework as a kid. In fact, I rather dreaded it!!! And I guess so does every kid. That simple though led me to the idea of the ‘homework monsters’ !!!!

ENJOY the MONSTERS!!!!


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Illustration Friday : Sky

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We wish to fly across the blue sky…………<3 ❤

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Black and white outlines.

I have created an illustration for “Illustration Friday” after a very long time. This is my interpretation of ‘Sky’, this week’s theme on Illustration Friday. A Children’s Art made with pencil and water color on paper, a little girl and her cat dream of flying away into the blue sky amidst the beautiful clouds carried away by enormous balloons. There imaginations are fueled by the picture story book that they are reading.

I am not much of a children’s writer but I can almost see a story happening around this illustration. Is there a writer around who would like to come up with a one paragraph long story based on this illustration….just for fun???


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Illustration Friday: Freeze

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The topic of Illustration Friday this week instantly reminded me of my experiences with snow last winter in northern Germany.  I had seen little kids making snowman in their front yards and playing with snowballs.

This illustration is inspired by harsh but beautiful winter of Northern Germany and of course my cat ‘Poos Poos’ who has to be a part of almost all my children’s illustrations.


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Illustration Friday: Lonely

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A lonely cat sits patiently on the window pane as she waits for her owner to return home from work.

This illustration is done in my usual style of acrylic/watercolor mix on paper.

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This is the ‘work-in-progress’. First the pencil lines and then acrylic outlines. The third one has light shading and in the fourth one I have done color blocking with watercolor. After color blocking I started adding all the light and shade effects, detailings etc.

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Here comes my inspiration for this illustration. My sweetheart “Poos-Poos” actually feels lonely when we go out and waits eagerly for us to come back. She ‘meeowwwws’ her heart out when we reach home and looks visibly happy.


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Illustration Friday: Carry

I chose to depict “Carry” through this illustration of a young, fashionable girl carrying her shopping bags. Fashion Illustration once again!!!

I thought I will share my entire illustration process as well. So here we go….

First I drew the outlines with a 5B pencil. Below is the image after erasing the extra lines. There are still a lot of unwanted lines which I will be deleting at a later stage.

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Next step is to draw neat outlines with a brush. I have used acrylic colors as I need waterproof outlines for this illustration. I have intentionally left the lips unlined as I would want to fill the colors first and then line them. At this stage I erase out all the unnecessary pencil lines and below is how it looks.

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Once the pencil lines are erased, I use acrylic colors with a slightly thicker brush to give light shading to the illustration. Acrylic colors for shading, for the same reason as before, I want it to stay waterproof as I layer on more colors over it.

Coloring time. This is my favorite stage !! I have primarily used water color with traces of acrylic and have drawn the detailings using pencil and pen. I have completed the lips here and outlined them too.

P.S.- I think I should have added a step before this showing the initial color blockings too. I guess I will do it with the next illustration.

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And this is the final illustration, completed on paper and color corrected digitally.

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