Happy New Years Eve! I've had a fabulous 2015, mainly because I've been able to spend a good portion of it doing what I love..making art! I had a little bit of spare time before putting on my sparkly dress for tonight's celebrations, so I decided to play with some of my new Christmas presents.
I found a few great inspiration pictures on Pinterest:
I knew I wanted to do the illustration on Black paper, so I that I would have an opportunity to use my new Winsor and Newton Designers Gouache.
The entire illustration took about 4 hours. Gouache is great because the vibrant pigmentation shows up well on black paper, even when using water. Working on the black paper always takes a bit more time than white for me, because color soaks into the black paper. The gouache helps reduce the time needed to go over the colors over and over.
I hope everyone has a safe and happy New Years Eve! Cheers to an even better 2016!