Fineliner and Watercolour Mouse

Another simple fineliner and watercolour fusion, this time pulling inspiration from a small brown mouse.

In this piece I have introduced more watercolour pigment amidst the greyish fineliner, which when water is introduced kicks up these clouds of murky colour.

I’m really enjoying the spontaneity of the fineliner pen. After the watery clouds dried overnight, I went in with Indian ink and white pigment to define certain areas like the head and whiskers trying not to over do it! This colourful mouse now inhabits my shop.

Bleary Hare

Since looking at Alexis Marcou’s work, I decided to make some monochrome work of my own.

Pulling more inspiration from our rabbity friends, I bled them using fineliners. I drew the image in pencil then drew over them with fineliner and added water to create this bleary imagery.

What I like about this technique is that it takes no time at all to create something interesting. With a little more manipulation and mastery who knows what striking beasts may emerge?

This particular piece is for sale in my shop!