Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Wednesday Series: Scaredy Cat (#3 of 4)





































Cross-hatching sure becomes addictive. It's actually quite relaxing, so much so that I was afraid I wouldn't know when to stop. But I wanted to show a difference between the black & white line samples and the ones with wash, while still having levels of gray. 'Cause, as y'all know, I love them interesting gray areas of life...

Here's #1 and #2 in this series.

9 comments:

christine mercer-vernon said...

i really love this series..i'm in suspense for number 4!!! the cross-hatching is fabulous, i really think it adds a lot of character and texture to your drawings/paintings and makes them stand out, versus just a regular watercolor. even in black and white these drawings read with a lot of intensity, no color needed.

Eric Orchard said...

I love this one, Jennifer! Really stunning. There's a moodiness in your cross hatching work that is absent in your colour work. ( I'm gonna keep spelling it colour no matter how many times the computer says other wise!)

Jennifer said...

Wow-- thanks, Christine-- you just made my day! I sometimes doubt how well the cross hatching works with the watercolor. Guess doubting's part of the job description, though. ;-)

Eric-- Well, I like the spelling with the accent! (Gray/grey... go for it!) I think it is easier to get moody with the black & white...

Anthony VanArsdale said...

I love your illustrations! the Scaredy Cat series is great! And you've really used the hatching beautifully to set the mood (those darker corners - gives a sense of unknowing)

I want to see what comes next! :)

-Anthony

Jennifer said...

Hi Anthony-- Thanks for stopping by and commenting! I just checked out your blog-- your work is really beautiful! :-)

Eugenia Gina said...

cool, I think the cross style make a more dramatic version.. :D
gotta see more of this..

Jennifer said...

Hi Eugenia-- Thank you! Glad you stopped by, too. :-)

Frank Gardner said...

I love your cross hatching Jennifer.
Hmmm, what is coming next in this series?

Jennifer said...

Thanks, Frank! Patience, patience... :-)