This is my latest Etsy drawing. The inspiration for this drawing came from the picture of the Chloe outfit in "Another" magazine. I wanted to draw a lady clown with baggy trousers and braces with big buttons. The trousers didn't turn out as baggy as I would have liked but there you go. Drawings sometimes have a way of doing their own thing despite what the artist wants to happen.
The sketch is a rough idea of how I wanted the picture to look with a few additional tryouts of blouse design but in the end I plumped for something much simpler.
I love the smooth brown recycled sketching paper I have used for this picture. It takes ink well but buckles with watercolour which is why the coloured elements are coloured pencil instead. I have found a new "best friend" in the drawing world - cross hatching. Much quicker than pointillism and very enjoyable. I had to separate the trousers into sections though as cross hatching over a large area is never going to work and ruled lines look very static. I don't think it has turned out too badly and looks much better in reality than on screen.