Prepping for Valentine's Day / by Jaz Malone

I thought I'd get a head start on my Valentine's Day cards this year. The theme is "Fairy Tale Princesses, If They Were CounterCulture." The theme is a bit long-winded. I'll work on it later.

"Pocahontas" inks

"Pocahontas" inks

"Tiana and Aurora," with almost-complete color.

"Tiana and Aurora," with almost-complete color.

During one of many conversations with a fellow artist friend, and a look back on some of my digital work, I've decided to ink these pieces with a brush and India Ink, and color them in watercolor. I feel more zen when working traditionally, I'm more pleased with the results, and I just have more fun with it. 

"Ariel." I've since detailed the inks a bit more, so they don't look so shaky.

"Ariel." I've since detailed the inks a bit more, so they don't look so shaky.

I don't usually do sexy pinups, but they fit the holiday. It's nice to switch things up once in a while.