Fun with Ink and Color

I’m currently working on a series of illustrations chronicling the life of a royal family.

Royal portrait

I’m using ink and color pencil on my old standby, Bristol paper. I’ve been playing around with the medium for the past two days and did some experimenting with toned paper.

I want to work on marrying the ink and color more, and using the tone of the paper is just an added bonus. This just goes to show the breakthroughs you can get when you don’t rely on the same techniques all the time. I have a whole sketchbook to fill, the last page will be very interesting.

-Taisa

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JauntyCat is now on Etsy!

Great news!  The Jaunty Cats are now on Etsy!  As of now we have listings for portrait art.  Color pencil portraits by myself (Tyra) graphite portraits by Taisa.

The link to the shop:  https://www.etsy.com/shop/JauntyCatGraphics

I’ll go ahead and plop one of the recent portraits here below.  This color pencil portrait by myself was done for a fabulous lady in California named Doris Hobbs who found us through our Instagram @JauntycatART.  Doris can be found on Instagram @richinlovefashion.  Her beautiful photos depict vintage clothing and historical landmarks.  Sharing this love of all things ornate and beautiful is what it’s all about!

Color Pencil Portrait_Vintage
11″x14″ Color pencil on Bristol paper; By: Tyra Willoughby

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JAUNTY CAT DAILY SKETCH #39

Liam Neeson Portrait

I’m not the greatest artist…I don’t have a lot of money…but what I do have are a special set of skills…

Okay I won’t go there but I’m so happy to have finished this color pencil portrait of actor Liam Neeson.  It isn’t often enough that I work on something long enough for it to get to a level that I would call finished.  I wanted to do a color portrait of a male human so the world can see that between myself and Taisa we don’t only draw adorable young girls.