One of the assignments we got at my illustration class a couple of weeks ago was to draw illustrated letters. I really liked the idea of putting an illustrated jungle into the letters of the word jungle (still working on that one), but I also really liked the idea of using white space to form the word jungle into the dark dense background of the jungle.
So I made the sketch and started colouring it in. I gave my brand new masking fluid marker a spin on the word “Jungle” (that’s why it’s blue). Sadly the sketchbook I used wasn’t handling the water-colour paint very well and the paint was pooling everywhere and making streaks. In the end I had to get my trusty coloured pencils involved to make things look decent again.
And voila, this is the result of a couple of hours sketching and colouring. As always, I can only think I need to do this more often. What do you think of this jungle illustration?