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?