Monthly Archives: February 2013

Getting there…

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Back from Germany…

When in Germany I bought way too many cool books. New ones, old ones and old ones with a new twist. One of them had some really fantastic watercolour/guache illustrations and looking at it made me want to get my real colours out instead of just colouring in photoshop. I do love photoshop and I’m sure I’ll keep using it but now that I’ve had a little refresh of playing with the colours and mixing them on a palette I realize that I’ve been in photoshop-land a bit too much lately. Good to break old habits and try something new…

This one is a drawing of the classic German ‘Kasperle’, which is the name of the German version of Punch and Judy. Here is the scene where Kasperle outsmarts the devil. I used to love watching Kasperle shows when I was a kid. Some fun with colour here. Creating characters out of arbitrary shapes and forms. And then, last but not least… a night creature. I think my favorite. I like the slightly understated colour.

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