Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Dianthe and Ink & Fairydust

An Illustration for a story in the latest issue of Ink and Fairydust; through circumstances, it made the front cover. And here's the magazine itself!


Shaylynn said...

Beautiful work, as always. Thank you SO much. :)

Mary said...

Oh! So pretty! Heh. I just discovered the difference in transparent and opaque watercolors.... let's just say that is going to help me A LOT. :P I was so lost as to how on earth one got that "glowing translucent colorfulness" of watercolors, such as in your paintings... Oh me. The joys of being self-taught. I suppose the fact that I know now that most my watercolors are opaque will help me. Time to get some new transparent watercolors! :P

Mary MacArthur said...

Thank you both!

That's why I don't use watercolors at all; it's ink! Almost always very transparent and always completely liquid: it's easier for me to manage the water ratio that way. Though, watercolor can achieve different things with texture, so I should try it again sometime.

Mary said...

Ink! I love ink! But so far I have mostly used black... I will have to look into this! Cause I have fought and fought and fought with watercolors. And fought and fought and fought. And fought. So, thanks!