Experimenting with eye patterns. Inspired by Medieval European ceiling mosaics with geometric patterns that suggest flora and a mantle of stars. Though of course mine have to be messy, folky, asymmetrical, and covered in eyes. 👁 👁 👁
The left hand page is gouache layered over a background of conte crayon and watercolor wash. The right hand page is watercolor painted so the cream colored paper shows through. There’s a little mini tutorial in my stories on how to prep the background on the left. Works even better on nice watercolor paper than in a sketchbook. ✨👁✨ I like these for something but not the piece I wanted them to work for... #illustrationsketchbook#emarinsketchbook#illustratorsoninstagram#patterns#eyes#eyeballs#watercolor#gouache#sketchbook
BARCELONA! A week from tomorrow I’ll be on my way for a two week artist residency. During my time there, I will be developing a 36-page illustrated travel journal. I have started a Kickstarter for this project and would love your support! $15 pledges receive a physical copy of the book and $20 pledges receive the book AND a 518 zine I am creating. Go check it out! Link is in my bio. We are 88% of the way funded, almost there!! 🎉
Checked out new coffee shop and cafe @oldgeorgebarnsley yesterday and it was really lovely! Has a super cool vibe, really nice menu and a mouthwatering display of different flavoured brownies (which I didn't sample this time!😬). I had mushrooms and toast and it was really really good. Also had drink envy of Lucy's iced frappe (I think it was called?). Such a fabulous addition to Barnsley. Go if you're in town!
I just had a bunch of projects come to an end and it feels soooo good to just play around in my sketchbook. Pulling things back to just pencil and paper has got me wanting to pare down and focus on shape and texture. Hmmmm ☁️
Sketching out landmarks for my upcoming cover of @thealtweekly - featuring Troy, Schenectady, Saratoga, and Albany! I’m almost done with this sketchbook already. Can’t believe it! Very satisfying to look back through my weird thoughts and images. 😻