Watercolor Wednesday: Craft Yeti

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Every year, as winter ends and spring begins, she travels from the remote snowy mountains of somewhere all the way to Green With Indie. She arrives with the spring.Craft Yeti watercolor illustration by jeffrey johnson of Red Herring IllustrationCraft Yeti is the mascot for the Green With Indie craft show held every March at Webster University here in Saint Louis. When we started talking about Craft Monster, and the different characters we’d like to include she was of course part of the family. The hardest part of her was taking someone else’s design and converting it to a style consistent with the other characters we are using while remaining true to the original. Oh yeah, and all the white.

Craft Yeti was a really fun challenge. On these recent paintings I’ve been mixing colors before painting them, which is a departure from how I usually work by layering pure colors on the paper and allowing their transparency to blend them. Also I’ve been experimenting more with using colored pencil to finish off the paintings. I really like how the pencils deepen the watercolor, and allow for quite a lot of control while adding additional texture.

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