Art by Gabrielle Rose. I live in Oakland, CA. Watercolor and ink are my favorite media. Get in touch at hello@drawgabbydraw.com.

There’s a new set of tiny matchbook notepads up in my shop! Sometimes I have to let my crafty side have some fun, so I make these. See them here.

There’s a new set of tiny matchbook notepads up in my shop! Sometimes I have to let my crafty side have some fun, so I make these. See them here.

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Above: Working on chapter 15 of Spera: Glass Flowers (written by Josh Tierney).

Below: Page 4 of chapter 15. 

It was fun and instructive to return to a more controlled illustrative style for this project. Using smooth hot-pressed watercolor paper helped achieve clear lines and colors. I also remembered to do light colors before dark for once!

Read my original post about this project here. All things Spera here.

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My chapter of Spera: Glass Flowers is up! This online collaborative comic is part of the larger world of Spera, created by Josh Tierney. A few years ago I made some illustrations for the original collaboration, and it was really fun to return to it! I am especially honored to have my work alongside some other fabulous comic artist geniuses who have illustrated previous chapters. If you haven’t read these comics or graphic novels yet, I recommend that you do—Josh is an amazing writer and creator of worlds!
joshtierney:

Part 15 of Spera: Glass Flowers is now online!
This chapter features the fairy tale art of Gabrielle Rose, with lettering by Olivier Pichard.

My chapter of Spera: Glass Flowers is up! This online collaborative comic is part of the larger world of Spera, created by Josh Tierney. A few years ago I made some illustrations for the original collaboration, and it was really fun to return to it! I am especially honored to have my work alongside some other fabulous comic artist geniuses who have illustrated previous chapters. If you haven’t read these comics or graphic novels yet, I recommend that you do—Josh is an amazing writer and creator of worlds!

joshtierney:

Part 15 of Spera: Glass Flowers is now online!

This chapter features the fairy tale art of Gabrielle Rose, with lettering by Olivier Pichard.

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hy-phen asked:
do you use special ink on your watercolors

Hi! The black lines in my work are made with india ink and Speedball nibs. When india ink dries it’s waterproof so you can paint over it and it won’t run. For colored lines I use Winsor & Newton colored inks, which are not waterproof. Usually I use these inks when I’m finished painting, or I very carefully paint around them.

More info about the materials I use on my About page. 

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A fun gif submitted to Gab Collab. You can participate, too!
gabcollab:

Mountain Monster Does Not Like When You Litter  byGrace Ding 
Inert larger version here

A fun gif submitted to Gab Collab. You can participate, too!

gabcollab:

Mountain Monster Does Not Like When You Litter  byGrace Ding 

Inert larger version here

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I thought I was out of this print, but I just found a couple and put them up in my shop for 30% off.

I thought I was out of this print, but I just found a couple and put them up in my shop for 30% off.

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How can i enter my drawing into #gabcolab???

(Gab Collab is a side project where you can collaborate with me every week. Check it out!)

Get the current collaboration here. Add to it digitally, or you can print it, draw on it, scan it, and then submit your image on this page. Then if it’s approved it goes in the queue and should post within a day or so. Easy!

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Waiting for things to dry, I paint other things in between.
Watercolor, ink. Cold-pressed watercolor paper.

Waiting for things to dry, I paint other things in between.

Watercolor, ink. Cold-pressed watercolor paper.

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Making a thing.
In other news, I added a few prints to the sale section of my shop. Also, did you know I’m on twitter? And if you want to collaborate with me, check out this side project, which will be updated today!

Making a thing.

In other news, I added a few prints to the sale section of my shop. Also, did you know I’m on twitter? And if you want to collaborate with me, check out this side project, which will be updated today!

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"Visual Thinking"

Some vintage Jim Henson for your Sunday.

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Hey friends! If you’re not doing anything this Saturday night (um, like me probably) you can draw on this!
gabcollab:

The week’s collab is here! Add your thing(s) to it, and then submit it here. 

Hey friends! If you’re not doing anything this Saturday night (um, like me probably) you can draw on this!

gabcollab:

The week’s collab is here! Add your thing(s) to it, and then submit it here

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Pleaaaaaaase tutorial vids

Hey! There are a couple of time lapse videos on my Vimeo page, which is the closest thing I’ve done to tutorials. See them here.

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A little nature watercolor piece that I made as a donation for a silent auction at my city’s zoo. Proceeds go to elephant research (but I’m terrible at drawing elephants, hence bunnies). 

Watercolor, ink. 9x12”.

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