Saturday, 9 January 2016

Bring me sunshine...

Working with these colours was a welcome break from the grey days full of rain. 

Here it is the peacock illustration in progress and some of the tools of my trade. Hydrus inks, wax crayons and good quality heavy blotting paper.
The first ink wash is down and drying (time for a cuppa or two) then I work into it rubbing patterns with wax crayons. 

This button was perfect for creating the peacock feathers, discovered in a traditional haberdashery shop in Salisbury. 

Polly Noakes Illustration