Drawing is Playing

Digital, Le Grand Portefeuille

 

Digital illustration by Nancy Lemon © 2016

I drew the original drawing in my sketchbook, then scanned it to play around with all the Photoshop brushes I’ve acquired from Kyle T. Webster (best Photoshop brushes, bar none). I’m having to downsize my studio soon, so am toying with using the computer more for illustration. This was really fun to do, actually, and it seems the experimentation with this sort of thing is rather limitless. So…party on and stay tuned for more.

The Quick Red Fox…

Digital, Le Grand Portefeuille, Photoshop

 

Having some fun with some customized Photoshop brushes by Kyle Webster.  I am really enjoying exploring more as a digital painter.  After looking at my previous logo, I realized I didn’t really like yellow all that much, but I love orange…and foxes.  Since my given name is a fun noun, I can’t totally discount it, especially as an artist.  My favorite subjects to paint and draw are animals, so why not incorporate that into my “brand”?  I like painting and getting messy, but cleanup after a drawing/scanning/Photoshop session is as easy as closing a laptop.  And I feel my knowledge has grown a bit over the past year.  This piece shows where I tested some of the brushes before using them on Mr. Fox up there, and includes the original drawing layer.   I thought they added something to this post, but will not be on my final logo.  Now I just need to play with type.

Victorian Babbit

Inspiration, Le Grand Portefeuille, Sketchbook

Oh, do you now?

This made me laugh after drawing it.  After studying the Contagious Fear piece that I made several years ago, my thought was to pursue this style of drawing for a bit, to see where it takes me.  I definitely need to study up on cross-hatching techniques…please feel free to send me recommendations on such a topic.  (You can leave in the comments section or Tweet me.)

I would love to hear any constructive criticism on my work…be gentle, dear readers…I’ve an artist’s soul.