Busy City

Busy City

by Melissa Lomax 

Crayon & Watercolor

Methods: watercolor-resist technique

Inspiration: “Busy City” grew from a solo exhibition titled, “Lite Brite”, where I truly let my imagination run free. I thought this piece would fit nicely with the Structure/Destruction theme, as cities are consistently in the process of building up, tearing down and hopefully restoring, in the name of progress. I used a watercolor-resist technique in creating this artwork. Drawing with wax oil pastel and crayons, then finishing with black watercolor washes—the final results are always a complete surprise! As someone who typically illustrates with a lot of detail and control, I love working in a style that is unpredictable and delightfully spontaneous.


Featured in our March 2022 issue, "Structure/Destruction"