For my portfolio class, I had to create 4 new pieces to be included in my first draft of my printed portfolio to show professors and visiting illustrators. For my portfolio I wanted to try to create an illustration of something I don’t normally do. So I decided to take an old illustration I made about 2 years ago and finish it the way I’ve always wanted to.
I created this painting in illustration 1. I wasn’t allowed to use line and I still did not have a grasp of watercolor considering this is one of my first. But I liked the idea of a monster looming out of the woods with fog and mountains. During junior year, I didn’t really use watercolor. I was trying digital, but I didn’t like using a tablet and it wasn’t a method that I felt comfortable relying on. So over the summer, I decided that I wanted to go back to watercolors and figure out how to make them work.
So I took what I have learned over the past 2 years and applied it to an older work. I started out redesigning the Ice Titan. I wanted to incorporate the ice rocks more into the character and have his arms be more covered.
Then I sketched the illustration on watercolor paper, inked with FW ink and spent hours layering watercolor. And here’s the finished illustration