Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Joyride in color

I practiced on Strathmore bristol board and then did it on watercolor paper, Winsor & Newton Hot Press which has a little more tooth to it than most hot press. I like things about both of them. What do you all think?



10 comments:

Tom Barrett said...

They both look great.

I like illustration board myself, mostly because it scans better! : P

Anthony VanArsdale said...

They're both wonderful!! Lovely illustration! If I had to pick I'd say I like the stronger contrast in the top one.

Marilee said...

I rather like the first one the best, but great subject matter! Reminds me of my dog Ed. He LOVES going for rides!

EWian said...

Hi, I liked the top one best, but I liked the green best on the bottom one.

EWian

Deb said...

Hi Phyllis...they both look great but maybe the top looks a little crisper. Love that dog!!

Hey thanks for your comment on my blog. I wish that piece was for a book but no....however, you got me thinking! Think I'll do a few more pieces to go with to create a story and use for pomotion. So thanks for the inspiration!! :o)

Kelly H-Y said...

Adorable! I like the top one just a bit more, because the red is slightly more brilliant!

AtelierBrigitte said...

The contrast in the first one gives just that tiny "extra" in the illustration, to my taste.

Paige Keiser said...

Wow you are churning out some great work Girlie! I love this piece and your PBAA image too! I like both of these for different reasons - either way you can't go wrong. One good question is - which paper do you like working on better? I'd go with the paper that makes your process more enjoyable.

Alina Chau said...

LOVELY and charming. Both are wonderful, I love the top version a bit more ^____^

Shirley said...

I love them both, though I think the top version is my favorite...amazing what you can do with your watercolors!! So sweet!