So, I got my Illustration Friday topics mixed up–this week was “Growth” and I thought it was “Nature”. Whatevs…it’s still Friday! I got some new (free) Photoshop brushes that I am playing with here, along with some paper texture…wheee. I think this weekend I will need a vacation from screens, but this was fun to make. I love Illustration Friday–they are a great community and always keep me inspired. I highly recommend the website to anyone interested in graphic design and illustration.
I can’t figure out what this summer reading lover needs. More trees? It feels as if I’ve created a scene where there are only two trees in a vast, open space. I would love any feedback on this. Should more shadows be added, or is this too overdone? I can’t help but feel that something is missing. Comments are both welcomed and appreciated.
From walking around in unusually warm weather for January, and sketching. I didn’t actually see anyone making out with the flora, but it was so beautiful I wouldn’t have been surprised to see it. That little line, “He had a weakness for beauty” popped into my head while walking and enjoying the day. (And I have always been fond of trees.)
Again, pulled from the sketchbook and colored in Photoshop.
That morning it was raining, and that’s when the rain cloud/inner monologue was drawn. At the end of the day, I added the tree, telephone pole, and silly bushes. This is the view across the street from my bus stop.
It’s really cathartic and relaxing to draw at the end of a hectic day, and nicer to relax my eyes on paper rather than a computer screen.
This is in my sketchbook with a Pilot pen.