I wanted to share this piece with you this we that I recently finished. This has been a piece that I have done without any plan of where I wanted it to end up. It’s a lot more complex and higher contrast than some of my pieces, but I’m liking the bright colours! Hopefully you will too!
Once drawing was complete, I started adding colour using coloured pencils.
I started by just adding colours I liked with my coloured pencils (I use Faber Castell Polychromos for anyone interested, they are GORGEOUS to work with and waterproof too).
Next I added some colour to the background using watercolours and then lastly I added some black and white details with ink/gel pens. This is the part I love!
I don’t really have a certain ‘orientation’ for the piece, I think you can have it whatever way you want 🙂 That the beauty of abstracts I guess. You can see the design below as portrait and landscape layouts. Which is best??
And then a close up of the design so you can see the detail.
Well I hope you have enjoyed seeing this design come together. I hope it inspires you to get your art supplies out and have a go at an abstract piece. Sometimes, it’s nice to not know what the piece is meant to look like!