Brush vs. mouse

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I am so excited to share this new series of watercolor prints that I’ve just added to my shop. They are a complete departure from my cityscapes both in content and medium. My city prints are primarily drawn digitally in Illustrator, and these are done using good old fashion paper and paint. As an artist both mediums are challenging, but working digitally can obviously be more forgiving. However, that doesn’t mean that it’s necessarily easier to produce a strong piece. In my opinion the same principles apply when working digitally as do with a brush. In fact, when I am working in Illustrator (right or wrong) I hold my self to a different standard when it comes to design elements such as space, color, line and form. I am not terribly proficient (like a graphic designer) in Illustrator, I truly do use the mouse as my pen. So, all those fancy tricks that illustrator can perform are kind of wasted on me anyway. 🙂

All that being said though, if you’ve ever painted there’s nothing quite like it. It’s a truly soul filling exhilarating experience. There is a thrilling kind of freedom that working with paint (particularly watercolor) allows, although you have to learn to temper it or else it can easily all turn to crap.  Although, I think what I love most of all about painting though is that with every new piece of paper there is the potential and promise, that is all too often broken at some point, but every once in a while if you paint enough your promise is fulfilled.

Nothing quite like it….

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All these are now available at my shop.

Thanks for listening and looking!

Kim

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