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The Owl and the Pussycat

May 23, 2011

I’ve been working on a new illustration lately which I filled with pattern and painted textures.

I particularly wanted to use a pattern that was based on a paisley design. I painted this in acrylic, using the head of a pin dipped in paint to add in the dots.

I like the contrast of painterly areas and textures against smooth clean shapes, the stripes shown below were done using an edge of card dipped in paint, I also use textured art paper which I paint or spatter using a toothbrush to get the effect that I want. I can change these textures into different colours and add them into the final artwork.