About a year ago I switched from working with watercolors and gouache to using markers and ink for my fashionista illustrations. I made the switch for several reasons; I wanted more vibrancy to my colors, and I wanted to work with a more translucent paper without having to worry about the paper buckling under the wetness of the paint.
My first attempts with markers were fairly clumsy and heavy-handed, but I feel now like I’m really growing into the medium. Today I brought back an old illustration to rework. I always liked the drawing, but knew when I originally finished it that it would need to be reworked at a later date.
Here’s the old version:
And here is the new re-worked version:
The greeting card version is now available in my shop at Etsy!