This is a painting I did for one of my school projects. I’ve written a short story about a boy who wants candy, but since there’s none at home, he wants to go buy some. And from there on out things happen (which I might tell more about later). =)

This is the part in the story where the boy finds out there is no more candy or cookies left, as he checks out the cupboard.

Glued some really thin paper (paper that is stuffed in new shoes that you buy, haha) to an A3 sized paper and then painted on it with ink (blue, red, yellow, sepia, black and white ink), and used a dark blue and brown coloured pencil to accentuate some of the lines. =)
Bit of an experiment, but I’m really happy with the result. Also, the empty space on the right is where the text of the story should come (just in case you were wondering).

Hope you like it! =D

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I am a former Illustration student who finished her Master degree and is now looking to take her love for art further. I hope to someday be able to do illustration as my profession and to make my living that way by becoming a children’s book illustrator. I love bright colours and cute images, because I don’t think there’s ever enough of it in this world!

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  • paulcompton
    paulcomptonalmost 6 years ago

    Gorgeous textures and character.

  • Thank you! I really like the texture as well, will experiment with this some more in the future I think! =D

    – Ine Spee

  • Peter Zentjens
    Peter Zentjensalmost 6 years ago

    Ouch, how can one life without candy!
    Beautiful illustration Ine, love the look on his face, the depth and the colours used.

  • Haha yes, we need candy in our life to survive!
    And thank you Peter for your lovely comment. =)

    – Ine Spee

  • dani05
    dani05almost 6 years ago

    I know this feeling very well and often look like this.
    A wonderful creation!!

  • Awww, I hope at least after feeling that way you go out to buy candy, so you can have a smile on your face again?
    And thank you for your nice comment! =)

    – Ine Spee

  • Saruci
    Sarucialmost 6 years ago

    g o r g e o u s! :)

  • fesseldreg
    fesseldregalmost 6 years ago

    Think your experiment worked brilliantly – smashing image altogether! :)

    BLYTHARTover 5 years ago

    Haha … any excuse to buy new shoes :) This looks great!!!

  • Haha I guess so! Though I actually haven’t bought any new shoes since last summer (or even before that)! =O
    Time to go change that very soon. =P

    Thanks for your comment Dave, glad to hear you like the drawing. =)

    – Ine Spee

  • katrilumi
    katrilumiabout 5 years ago

    Fantastic work!!!

  • Thanks. =)

    – Ine Spee

  • valeriee
    valerieeover 4 years ago

    Awww! Poor thing, can you draw him some candy for later? This is great, I love it!

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