Little Red Riding Hood

I wanted to see if I could illustrate something from my imagination with no reference at all. The short answer is, yes I can. I chose something well-known so there were at least a few obvious things to include!

This was done using pencil and acrylic gouache. At first I really loved the acrylic gouache but I’ve become less enamoured with it now, because as you’ll see in later posts, I’ve fallen back in love with watercolour.

I did the drawing on rough paper and then transferred clean lines to watercolour paper using transfer paper.

And then I painted it:

Do you have a preference – the sketch or the painting?

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