I'm still working on the ceramic tiles that I've painted with underglaze watercolours. I've been thoroughly enjoying the whole process and am almost done. The tiles have been fired and glazed in preparation for their second firing. Fingers crossed that they will emerge unscathed. I'll post the final results once they're out of the kiln but in the meanwhile here's the process, from sketches to the first firing, to share with you ...
I love the way that the watercolours turned out ... this time I painted three layers and they've remained bright and clear. Sometimes it takes patience and a lot of tries before something turns out worthwhile ... something I have to keep in mind for the next time.
Admittedly they're a teensy bit too cute for me. Then again, this blog has everything to do with my work leading to illustrating for children -- in which case I'd say they're almost perfect in their 'sweetness', wouldn't you agree? Besides I wholeheartedly embrace the idea of perceiving life and all it's petty minutiae with large sprinklings of light-heartedness and positivity. Perfect. Hope you like my ravens. Cheers.
PS: I did a lot of research on corvids, and am happy to share that as well ... here's my Crows & Ravens board on Mariana Black (MarianaBlack22) at Pinterest