What do you do when the weather is grey and rainy and you’re stuck indoors because of a pandemic? Well, if you’re me, you procrastinate exercising, showering and food shopping. You also put off anything else that would generally fall under the category of “adulting.” But I do love to illustrate, so at least I used my free time today to create an I is for Illustrate illustration spread in my Moleskine art sketchbook!
I is for Illustrate Freehand Ink and Watercolor Illustrations
Yesterday was St. Patty’s Day, but I let the day pass with only a cursory nod to celebrating. Even though I’ve never been a big fan of doing up St. Patty’s Day, I do love emerald green, the Irish language and what I’ve seen of Ireland from movies. So, that might explain why so much emerald green crept into today’s illustration:
When it came to adding watercolor, I used the “add shadows first” technique I described in this post.
I don’t think I’m the only one who gets a touch of seasonal affective disorder from gloomy, rainy days. Little Ziggy spent the entire day pretty much in my lap, or sitting behind me in my office chair as I worked.
What about you? Do rainy days make you feel a bit lackluster? If so, how do you make the best of the gloom?
I think the genetics of being Irish are that you sort of prefer when it’s rainy and cloudy. It’s just genetic.Kate Flannery