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FashionIllustration

Hi guys, I hope you are all doing all right. I wanted to apologise for only posting illustrations and not updating you on what’s going behind the scenes. Ijust wanted to tell you that I’ve been very busy working on a project which involves me moving to a foreign country for a while. I will reveal more details very soon. In the meantime stay tuned and thanks for supporting my art!

kisses,

Melissa

Watercolor Paper Review

FashionSketch

Hello guys! I often get asked questions about art supplies, what type of watercolor I use and what’s the best type of paper, so I’m hoping you’ll find this review helpful. I recently had the pleasure to try DalerRowney products for the very first time. They sent me their Langton Prestige 100% cotton watercolor paper and this is the illustration I painted on it.

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So here is what I think of this paper…

The first thing I noticed as I was painting is that watercolor didn’t dry fast on this paper which is great for me because this left me enough time to blend the colors and create beautiful effects. However, the second thing I noticed is that the paper tends to buckle when wet (note that I was painting on Hot Pressed paper), so perhaps purchasing the 4 sides glued pads might avoid this problem. Overall I really liked the way watercolor performed on Langton paper especially how the smooth surface made the colors look so brilliant. I think this is actually the best quality of this product, because of all the papers I’ve tried so far this is the one that made colors look more vibrant.

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If you are interested you can find more info about Daler Rowney products on their website.

To find out more about the art supplies I use click here.

I hope you enjoyed this review!

Melissa

 

Love Glasses

Fashionsketch

I was inspired to create this illustration by ZeroUv. They make such cool and fun sunglasses at very affordable prices and you can check them out here. I also wanted to show you some of the cool glasses they make so I posted a picture below. Let me know what you think.

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Black Pearl

 

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Hello beautiful people! I have not been writing much on the blog lately and the reason is that I have been working on a few projects that I will share with you very soon! For now enjoy this watercolor, ink and black pearl illustration and please do let me know if you’d like to see more pictures of the making of this type of artwork.

xoxo,

Melissa