I was lucky enough to be asked to demonstrate at the wonderful Lawrence Art Society in Devizes recently, where I shown the class an array of illustrated drawing techniques.
I also demonstrated how, providing you get the drawing to a high enough quality, you can use any colours & the painting will still come together - such as my rather striking blue & purple elephant above!
Fans of my video podcasts will know that (1) I love painting elephants & (2) I often use some less than traditional colourings on my paintings to bring out various light tones or shadowing. I feel that painting in this way, using these techniques & colour choices really help bring the paintings to life.
Take a look at the two finished paintings above & let me know what you think in the comments below.