I spent the first part of this week focused on several custom illustrations. Therefore, it felt like a vacation when I was able to return to freehand drawing. When I started drawing in my Moleskine art sketchbook yesterday I certainly didn’t plan to create circus animal art. But, in the end, that’s what emerged!
The beginnings of my circus animal art…
Weren’t all that auspicious. In fact, this is what the illustration looked like before I decided to call it a night and go to bed:
A good night’s sleep fortunately provided some renewed energy and fresh imagination. Before I knew it, my drawing evolved into this today:
I lucked out with the weather today, too, since the humidity and the temperature dropped enough so that it was pleasant to work outside. Not only does the fresh air and sun do my spirit good, but the bright light always helps me with color selections, too.
(By the way, I adore working with my fan watercolor palette. The colors are vibrant yet easy to blend. Plus, the design of the “fan” trays makes me feel a bit like I’ve entered the high tech world of fashion design.)
The Cirque du Sourire Art –
P.S. If you’re curious to see more of my animal illustrations, you’ll probably enjoy visiting the animal page in my artist portfolio.