Hello all! Thank you for visiting my website. If you're new here, welcome! This blog is where I go more in depth about the materials, techniques, and processes I use when creating my artwork. I will be combining these three pieces into one post because 1) they are a series and 2) the process and materials are the same for all three.
These three pieces measure 7"x 7" and are all done on cold press watercolor paper. The animals were all done in watercolor because, as I've said in previous IDPs, I find it easier to create foliage with. The only exception here might be he snail painting where I wanted more defined leaves as opposed to looser looking moss. For this, I defined the edges with some colored pencils.
Just as I did with the painting Decay (Deer) I outlined the animals with an india ink pen and painted the remainder of the background with waterproof india ink. After, I added some texture and detail around the animals with gouache to help ground them. Finally, I ended with some tiny details using my favorite white ink pen to add more interest.
That about sums it up for these three! If you have any questions about tips and materials, or for inquiries about purchasing this piece, please feel free to comment or email me!
Sarah Bustillo is an illustrator from Los Angeles, CA. Her work delves into themes of femininity, death, and rebirth. She graduated from California State University Northridge in 2018 with a degree in Illustration and Anthropology.