New Painting: Forest Promise

Hi there internet,

It’s been a few weeks since I gave an art update so I figured I’d share another illustration that I made recently – “Forest Promise”!

Forest Promise is a watercolor and ink pen illustration- I had a lot of fun detailing the background and working my way through this illustration. The scene was not inspired by a specific artist, but I’ve really been enjoying developing my watercolor art style lately. I used to work mostly with really solid, cel-shaded shadows and lately I’ve been working with slightly more realistic, softer shadows. 

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Just for comparison, here’s a painting that I completed for a project called Fever Dream in 2014, versus a recent painting. I’ve definitely gotten more comfortable with soft shading.
Anyways, this new painting is set in a forest and involves some sort of magical promise. I hope you enjoy it!
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“Forest Promise” Grace Avery-Parkman, 2016. Watercolor and Ink on Paper, 9 x 11″.
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