Possibly my favourite way of working is to use different kinds of media in a collage. I paint, draw or cut-out parts of the illustration separately and assemble them onto a sheet of paper to create a finished piece. To achieve the right colour I will often paint white paper with watercolour and then cut it to the shape I want. I also like to encorporate textured paper or paper with a print such as origami paper.
Welcome to Paper Den. A creative studio in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, owned and run by Karen te Brake-Baldock. Find illustrated goodies and drawing kits in the PaperDenShop on Etsy. Brush up on your drawing and painting skills in a Paper Den (online) workshop. Art & illustration commissions are welcome. Just get in touch!