From the SketchbookFrom the SketchbookTHE MATERIALS: Pelikan Watercolor / Watercolor Brushes / Watercolor Paper / Graphite Pencil / Mason Jar / Photos of RELish Paintings By: Alexandra Lee Nurthern Photography

Happy Monday, Everyone! I was so thankful to learn that I am now one of Blogspotter’s featured bloggers; check out the interview here.  This weekend, I celebrated by challenging myself to paint a fashion illustration with extra negative space.  As an artist, I usually gravitate towards layering on bright colors, which often seep in and cover up my whites.  With this illustration, I set out to create a ‘less is more’ sort of look–using muted colors and leaving a lot of empty space.  In the end, I had a lot of fun creating the texture of the dress and I love the simplicity of the final illustration.  I hope everyone has a great start to the week!