Illustration in Progress, part III—Finished!

Illustration in Progress, part III—Finished! art
Voilà! Finished the final watercolor! I really had fun with this one—I love drawing glamorous city scenes! Thanks Whole Life Times magazine! This illustration will appear in the August issue, which will be out very soon. Go to wholelifemagazine.com to find out more, or click HERE for locations in your area if you live in Los Angeles.
-G

Illustration in Progress, part II

Illustration in Progress, part II art
Continuing to paint in the colors…
Illustration in Progress, part II art

Illustration in Progress, part I

Illustration in Progress, part I art
I’ve been asked about my illustration process on several occasions, so I decided to write a post showing how I work from sketches to finished art. For this latest illustration job, I submitted several sketched concepts to the magazine. From there I moved into full color-planning mode, completing several color studies using the above limited color palette. I’ll be using just blues, greens, and purples this time around, with some pinks as highlights and accents. Haven’t decided yet if pink will be the only highlight color, or if I’ll add a golden yellow as well…
Illustration in Progress, part I art
Next I transferred my approved sketch to watercolor paper and began painting it, starting with the lightest shades first…

Fun New Illustration in the Works!

Fun New Illustration in the Works! art

I’m currently working on an illustration for Whole Life Times Magazine illustrating an article about healing sessions taking place around Los Angeles that begin with cocktails! It’s been such a fun assignment, getting to draw sophisticated socialites that can float cocktails in the air, have third eyes, and will have glowing auras once I add color! —G

Imperial Clouds

Imperial Clouds art
Gayle Wheatley, Watercolor on Paper
Inspirations: Beijing, The Forbidden City, imperial gold and red, Chinese art, dragons

Imperial Clouds art