Just close your eyes and…

Horace 3

A quickie for this week’s Illustration Friday theme, “wish.”  This was a real “thank goodness for Photoshop” project, as I decided to re-do the middle dragon’s head, and didn’t have time to re-do the whole illustration.  So I drew a new head on a scrap of paper, scanned it into PS, dropped it into the scan of the original illustration, and then fixed the lines and color with PS tools.  I also dropped in a basic background with the paint bucket tool.

Now, I have to rush off to finish another project.  Wishing you all a happy day!

Change, change, change

The Illustration Friday theme this week is “metamorphosis.”


When change seems particularly overwhelming, it’s nice to think about acorns becoming trees, and caterpillars sprouting wings.  And about chaos theory, and the possibility that something small and seemingly random may be part of a meaningful and important pattern, after all.

One step at a time

The Illustration Friday theme this week is “journey,” and that’s kind of a nice coincidence, as I’ve not only been on a major road trip this year (to Nova Scotia and Prince Edward Island), I’ve also been working on a zine around the idea of travel.  

Even when you’re at home, every day is a journey of sorts, and going from one part of life to another can be quite an adventure, with all the terror, uncertainty and exhilaration of any great trip.  If only we had maps for that

Here are a few pages from my zine project, “The Art of Finding Your Way.”  Most of the art is from the illustrated journal I’ve been keeping for several years.

Finding Your Way 2

Finding Your Way 3

Finding Your Way1

All pages are watercolor and colored pencil on Canson Montval paper.  The top page quote is from The Indigo Girls’ lovely “The Wood Song.”