Illustration Friday: Shadows

For this week's Illustration Friday picture, I went with a mixed media approach.

That means I couldn't make up my mind. I started in pen-and-ink, but then thought the shadows would be better depicted in a wash. I used watercolor for that, but only for that. In order to get my witness character to show up a bit more in the dark, I brought her out with colored pencil. I also used some warm yellow colored pencil to set off the cold shadow drama.

I may try more mixed media work in future. I kinda like it.


  1. Whoa! An amazing narrative piece. Wonderful composition, lighting and expression!!!

  2. Thanks, Indigene!

    Thanks, Elizabeth!

  3. Wow Jeanie! This is intense. Great use of color to bring out the little “witness”. Fantastic layout of the subject matter. Excellent work!

  4. very nice, this is one of my favorites.

  5. beautiful work!

  6. You're a Friday Favorite!


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