Monday, March 31, 2008

Mona Kilauwea


I've been working on this watercolor in between illustration work.

After posting this, I realized it works very well for this week's Illustration Friday topic, Homage. As you may have noticed, it is a humble homage to another Mona.

25 comments:

  1. this is an awesome watercolor work! i wish i can do it like u...fav this!

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  2. That is absolutely beautiful! Definitely a more modern looking Mona. Good job!

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  3. absolutely wicked gorgeous!! it looks so rich, not like watercolor at all, lovely work!!

    a : )

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  4. very pretty! it doesnt even look like watercolor. Im gonna go look at your other stuff now!

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  5. Beautiful painting. This very vibrant compared to most watercolors. Great work.

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  6. This is watercolor?!?! WOW! you rock

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  7. Incredible! Absolutely beautiful!

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  8. I feel instantly drawn to your characters. I also love creating characters with large eyes and delicate hands.

    I'll be sure to come back often!

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  9. Beautiful work. I love her expression and the background lava flows

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  10. I really like this portrait – watercolor's vivid colors like "royal" and the simple composition which is very powerful and bold.

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  11. I am so glad to see a real original illustrator. I really like what you are doing. Good luck.

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  12. The depth of the watercolor technique is stunning!
    Beautiful.

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  13. Fantastic work, I’m in awe. How do you get such brilliance with watercolour? The skin tones are also masterly. I’m thinking many, many washes. The loose hair has to be something else. Ink? Secrets, secrets; do you give courses?

    Looking forward to browsing you blogg!

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  14. Thank you for the lovely comments. Son of Incogneato, no secrets really, just lots of paint. For skin I usually build up quite gradually, using both drybrush and wash techniques. For anything bright I'll start with a quite heavy wash of local color then add in shadows until I'm satisfied it's dark enough.

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  15. SOOOOOOOOOOOO BEAUTIFULL!!! Love it!

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  16. Love your gorgeous work.

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  17. This is absolutely gorgeous. I love everything about it!

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  18. She is so beautiful and she got very charming eyes.

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  19. First time I visit your blog...amazing!! I´m truly happy to have discovered this site...love your work!!

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  20. Anonymous10:26 AM

    You should post a blog on the process of a painting. Put up a picture of each stage of the piece. I'm so curious to know how you do it!

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  21. I love your drawings as well as paintings. You have great ideas and I like the way you draw your characters. I looked at your website and sketches and I thought the girl in the bathtub was so funny with the text and all. Great work!

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