Abstract Pink Circles

This started out as an idea to just do floating circles against a blue water/wave background.  It ended up like this.

Abstract Pink Circles
Watercolor on watercolor paper, 7.5″ x 9″

Abstract Pink Circles | Watercolor and pen on paper | 7.5" x 9" | May 2014
Abstract Pink Circles | Watercolor and pen on paper | 7.5″ x 9″ | May 2014

Sun and Moon (Sun and Moon series)

Companion pieces for the Sun and Moon series.  I’d been doing both for a bit but specifically did these two as a pair.

“Sun”
Watercolor and pen on watercolor paper
7.5 x 9

“Moon”
Watercolor and pen on watercolor paper
7.5 x 9

Sun | Watercolor and pen on paper | 7.5" x 9" | May 2014 | Personal Collection
Sun | Watercolor and pen on paper | 7.5″ x 9″ | May 2014 | Personal Collection
Moon | Watercolor and pen on paper | 7.5" x 9" | May 2014 | Personal Collection
Moon | Watercolor and pen on paper | 7.5″ x 9″ | May 2014 | Personal Collection

Reaching Out

This started out as an abstract flower and grew from there.  I added the swoopy parts to fill up more of the space and like how they look, although I might do them in a darker shade of green if I were redoing this.

Gouache and pen on watercolor paper, 5″ x 7″ on 7.5″ x 9″ paper.

Reaching Out | Gouache and pen on paper | 7.5" x 9" | April 2014
Reaching Out | Gouache and pen on paper | 7.5″ x 9″ | April 2014

New Spring (Sunny Day v2)

A little alien birdie with some Springtime trees.  I had a lot fun doing the border on this one instead of leaving it a plain line.

Gouache and pen on watercolor paper, 5″ x 7″ on 7.5″ x 9″ paper.

New Spring (Sunny Day v2) | Gouache and pen on paper | 7.5" x 9" | April 2014
New Spring (Sunny Day v2) | Gouache and pen on paper | 7.5″ x 9″ | April 2014

Moondance v2

Wanted to revisit the Moondance scene with two of my aliens dancing under the moon.  Not sure how well it worked and if I were to redo it, I’d change the dark treeline in the background and how I did the frame.  The partial line coming down from the moon didn’t work out as well as I thought it would.

Gouache and pen on watercolor paper, 5″ x 7″ on 7.5″ x 9″ paper.

Alien Portraits #5.5 - Moondance v2 | Watercolor on paper | 7.5" x 9" | March 2014 | Alien Creatures series
Alien Portraits #5.5 – Moondance v2 | Watercolor on paper | 7.5″ x 9″ | March 2014 | Alien Creatures series

Sunny Day

Something simple for this one – smiling happy sun shining on a springtime tree. I fancied up the border on a whim an while I like it, I want to start planning the border to be a part of the image more.

Gouache and pen on watercolor paper, 5″ x 7″ on 7.5″ x 9″ paper.

Sunny Day | Gouache and pen on watercolor paper | 7.5" x 9" | March 2014
Sunny Day | Gouache and pen on watercolor paper | 7.5″ x 9″ | March 2014

Alien Portrait #5 – Moondance

And here is the first of the alien portraits with the lines done in pen before adding color.  I think this ends up looking much more finished and complete than not doing the lines and this particular alien is one of my favorites.

Watercolor and pen on watercolor paper, 7 x 9.

Alien Portrait #5 - Moondance | Watercolor on paper | 7.5" x 9" | March 2014 | Alien Creatures Series
Alien Portrait #5 – Moondance | Watercolor on paper | 7.5″ x 9″ | March 2014 | Alien Creatures Series

Alient Portrait #4

And here we have Alien Portrait #4.  This is the last one I did without using pen on the lines to make them stand out more.  These first four portraits turned out fine but I’ve decided I really like the punch of doing the lines and then coloring.

Watercolor on watercolor paper, 7″ x 9″

Alien Portrait #4 | Watercolor on paper | 7.5" x 9" | March 2014 | Alien Creatures Series
Alien Portrait #4 | Watercolor on paper | 7.5″ x 9″ | March 2014 | Alien Creatures Series

Alien Portrait #3

Today’s is Alien Portrait #3.  I decided to try doing an alien swimming this time and while I like how it turned out, I think next time I’ll do the lines in pen first before coloring.  The other pieces I’ve done like that have turned out much more finished looking, IMO.

Watercolor on watercolor paper, 7″x9″

Alien Portrait #3 | Watercolor on paper | 7.5" x 9" | March 2014 | Alien Creatures Series
Alien Portrait #3 | Watercolor on paper | 7.5″ x 9″ | March 2014 | Alien Creatures Series