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Illustration

Fighting Sleep

Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not: nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not: the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent.

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DETAIL: Into the woods with books| Watercolour by Crisel Eslao
Illustration

Into the Woods

When I was in art school, we were taught watercolour. All the basics from choosing & stretching your watercolour paper to using salt to add texture. I would buy those big watercolour papers and manually prime and cut them to size. I remember standing in front of a fan waiting for the paper to stretch and dry. But since that year I haven’t touched the medium. I make digital “watercolour” illustrations with a graphic tablet and Photoshop but actual watercolour, not at all, not even when I went to fashion school.
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