Tart Thief – Test Piece
Posted 5 years ago and submitted by Pete Underhill | Share link: http://illo.cc/35257


I have a book project in the next few months where the illustrations need a subdued palette. I found diluting my regular black ink compromises the permanence of the art with the ink fading within a couple of years. Not a problem for publication, but if the art is to be displayed long term, not so good. This is a test using FW Burnt Umber ink with watercolour washes. I’m pleased with how the inking doesn’t overpower the colour and am looking forward to tackling the full project.

Pete Underhill
Hinckley, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 1455 233442

An illustrator specialising in art for children's books, design solutions, advertising and editorial features. Much of my work is produced using traditional methods, however, digit… Show more.

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