June 11, 2013

Sweet - Second version

I was not entirely satisfied with the drawing that I've posted last week for Illustration Friday. The crocodile seemed too stiff to me. I also did not like his mouth. So I went back to look at pictures of real crocodiles for reference and drew it again. 

May 28, 2013


Here is an exercise that I did yesterday.
I wanted to see the results of an illustration painted with different tools and I had fun doing these experiments. I think I like the last version better - the illustration painted with watercolor and enhanced in Photoshop -, but then I came to the conclusion that I need to draw more, paint more and experiment more ! :-)

mouse - yara dutra firmino

mouse - yara dutra firmino
Drawing colored with Photoshop

mouse - yara dutra firmino
Drawing colored with watercolour

mouse - yara dutra firmino
Drawing colored with watercolor and Photoshop

May 20, 2013

New tool

I'm so excited because I just got myself a wacom cintiq, and I'm getting hooked on it !
Being able to draw right on the monitor makes things so much easier; however, I need more practice to feel more natural with it and to improve my skills in Photoshop.
It was a big investment but it's worth it... It's a beautiful machine and it's fun to use!

wacom cintiq - yara dutra firmino

pig - yara dutra firmino

April 19, 2013

Illustration Friday - Wild

fox - yara dutra firmino

I decided to draw a fox in the wild for this week's IF topic.

It was my first illustration made with dip pen and inks, and this was so much fun. Love these vibrant colors!
Now I want to try these inks in different ways: overlay different colors for optical effects, intermix them to get new colors, draw with brush...

January 28, 2013

Illustration Friday - Wings

Yara Dutra

The wings of imagination lead Boy to fight monsters.

Making crosshatching is very addictive, and it was difficult for me to stop!

January 6, 2013

Illustration Friday - Edge

yara dutra firmino

Dispuesto a luchar, el NiƱo se puso en el borde de la cama.

Willing to fight, Boy lay on the edge of the bed.