Illustration Friday: Ocean

I had the paints out while working on ideas for a project, so played around with them for this week’s Illustration Friday topic. I wanted to try this more posterlike style (and this is very much a sketch for a larger idea, which is why the shadows are erratic and I left the pencil lines in), and these colours were obvious because we were at the time in the middle of a heatwave (39.6 degrees at 5pm!). I was inside in the airconditioning, painting in the vicinity of my parents after having worn out my voice reading Agatha Christie to my father.

Aspects of the blue one I like, but it is too angular. More ’80s than the first. But the gouache is fun.

Illustration Friday: Ocean (dive)