Daily watercolour practice

I’ve decided to commit to daily watercolour practice in order to improve and keep myself in touch with traditional processes – which are otherwise easy to loose touch with when focusing mainly on digital colouring.

I know I won’t complete it every single day, at least 3 times a week is practical for me at the moment.

Below  are a few from the past week.

Daily watercolour - Birds by Amie Sabadin
Daily watercolour – Birds by Amie Sabadin
Daily watercolour - Bear pattern by Amie Sabadin
Daily watercolour – Bear pattern by Amie Sabadin
Daily watercolour - Alpaca pattern by Amie Sabadin
Daily watercolour – Alpaca pattern by Amie Sabadin
Daily watercolour - Party caterpillar by Amie Sabadin
Daily watercolour – Party caterpillar by Amie Sabadin
Daily watercolour - Party puppy by Amie Sabadin
Daily watercolour – Party puppy by Amie Sabadin

52′ Illustrations – Week 3 Australiana

The theme for the 52 Week Illustration Challenge this week is Australiana. I had fun doing this one and  tried to get a few references in there. Like many of the Illustrations I’d really love to go back and colour this one using traditional watercolour or mixed media at some point.

Australiana by Amie Sabadin
Australiana by Amie Sabadin

52′ Illustrations – Week 2 Feathered animals

The theme for this weeks 52 Week Illustration Challenge is ‘Feathered animals’.

My first entry is a pencil sketch coloured digitally. The second is a quick experiment with one of the beautiful Windsor Newton inks (and pen) which I got for Christmas, I haven’t had much time to sit down with them yet so it was quite fun and therapeutic to do.

Feathered animals by Amie Sabadin
Feathered animals by Amie Sabadin – pencil sketch with digital colour
Feathered animals by Amie Sabadin
Feathered animals by Amie Sabadin – with Windsor Newton ink and pens

Good bye Little Love Boat, hello Amie Sabadin Illustration

This is just a little hello post and a note to let any confused visitors know that changes are underway in this space.

I will no longer be operating as Little Love Boat. This is because I’ve decided to focus solely on my Illustration work. Over the next month I’ll be rebranding and deleting old non-Illustration posts. I’ll be moving things like crochet and recipes records to appropriate sites such as Ravelry and Taste.

Thanks so much for your support on either side of this transition!

52′ Illustrations 2016

The 52 Week Illustration Challenge is on again for 2016, and this year I’ve promised myself I will submit every single week… and hopefully at least a day before the weekly finish time. So far so good, I even got my Week 2 illustration for the theme “Outdoors” featured in the pick of week… hooray!

52 Week Illustration Challenge - Week 4: Swimming by Amie Sabadin
52 Week Illustration Challenge – Week 4: Swimming by Amie Sabadin
52 Week Illustration Challenge - Week 3: Theme Park by Amie Sabadin
52 Week Illustration Challenge – Week 3: Theme Park by Amie Sabadin
52 Week Illustration Challenge - Week 2: Outdoors by Amie Sabadin
52 Week Illustration Challenge – Week 2: Outdoors by Amie Sabadin
52 Week Illustration Challenge - Week 1: Fancy Dress by Amie Sabadin
52 Week Illustration Challenge – Week 1: Fancy Dress by Amie Sabadin

52′ illustrations – Scandinavian

Girl and bird illustration by Amie Sabadin
Girl and bird illustration by Amie Sabadin

Picture of colour palette used for mentioned illustration

This week I did a quick digital illustration for the 52 Week Illustration Challenge, the theme was “Scandinavian”. I’m very happy with my restricted colour palette as well as the general composition, hooray!

This was a last minute effort which I think has worked well for me, I am thinking of creating a slightly refined version of this image and making a print from it for my little ones bedroom.