So maybe the last one wasn’t so finished after all - just an updated version with some little things I wanted to add. Just a few months later.
The finished image.
Just a WIP of an illustration I’m working on for myself while I have the time.
So here’s the final illustration - which I’m strangely happy with for some reason. I might need to plan out all my illustrations properly if this is the result. And I also to figure out how much of this process I can incorporate into actual client work, because I technically started this in December, and I don’t think almost two months to work on one illustration is an acceptable timeframe for actual jobs (especially those that require more than one illustration, i.e. most of my jobs). And I was working on it pretty consistently too so. . .
Just thought I’d share a WIP of that Jules Verne illustration. Also note my failed attempt at stretching the watercolour paper. . . Apart from that I’m pretty happy with the illustration. It’s a very different process from what I normally do - i.e. inking first and then painting, which can sometimes feel like painting in between the lines a bit - so we’ll see if I stick to this.