Okay, I know it’s like been forever since my last actual postcard posting on my past works, since November I believe (unless you count my special SIA presentation I did back in December for my postcard, City Lights).
As I was looking through my picture archives of my postcards, I came across these two early ones, which I believe are next in order after I did Jungle.
These aren’t particularly impressive to me as I was clearly still trying to develop my own form and style back in 2015. I was still using colored pencils back then before switching over to mostly watercolor, which is what I use for most of my current postcards.
But my pen pal, who I send these off to, seemed to really like them just as they are, so who am I to argue with that?
In the first one, Clouds, it’s just as it’s name suggests. I don’t know what I was thinking when I made this one, or what inspired me to draw clouds and then color them with all sorts of colors, but whatever it was, it must have had an impact on me because this one was just “wild with color”, in my opinion. I’m guessing that I was thinking of sunsets at the time because oftentimes, the evening sky is lit up with all kinds of hues of color, and when the setting sun’s rays hits the clouds at just the right angle, they too share in this “shower of color” that the sky has. Again, not my greatest of works but I thought it was pretty good at the time.
As for the other postcard, By The River, again, not that impressive, though I like this one better than Jungle in terms of perspective. I still hadn’t fully developed that technique when I made this as it still looks rather flat. But nonetheless, it makes a nice little picture to send to a friend that’s 6530 miles (10,509 Km) away. 🙂