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Experimenting with colours

As I started drawing again, I wondered if I should experiment with colours and wandered off getting a watercolour paint set. It has been twenty years since I last dabbled with watercolours.

I had fun doing that bit of colouring for the day, but soon realised the constraints we would face with coloured illustrations. Nobody publishes a novel in full colour – that would be an expensive book to print.

With just the linework, I could digitally add in the honeybees from the previous drawing. This way, there are fewer distractions about colours and more free play with the elements. Perhaps, by keeping it simple, we could encourage readers to fill in their colourings?

#alittlesanfrancisco in-the-making

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  1. Stuart Danker

    Wow that’s some beautiful artwork. I’m primarily a writer myself, but I think drawing can be a great addition to the flex the creative muscles. It would be the perfect package if I could draw AND write, so perhaps I should start too. Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. tingting na

      Thanks! And yes, start drawing! The process of doing it might just trigger you to write or arrive at something wonderful. Have fun!

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