The Illustration Friday theme is “outside,” and right outside my front door daffodils are blooming.
There are lots of ducks and geese at the pond at the little neighborhood park. Last week we saw a great blue heron by the edge of the water, which was pretty amazing. Sometimes the geese will “pose,” but most of the time I find myself watching the little kids at the park. They’re *so* delighted by the geese and ducks!
I’m looking forward to seeing the baby geese and ducklings. They should be showing up any day now…
Both pictures were drawn with a Uniball Vision Exact (best pen *ever*) in a Strathmore bound 5.5 x 8.5 sketchbook with toned paper. (The paper’s grey; I don’t know why it always scans as tan.) The color in the top picture is courtesy of Nouvel Carre pastels.
but sometimes you need a break.
Ink, watercolor, colored pencil, and Photoshop (for the lettering and border), and yes, the Illustration Friday theme this week is “strong.”
Have a good day, however you’re spending it!
I love maps, and my art journals are full of variations on the theme of finding (and losing) your way. As The Illustration Friday theme this week is “Path,” I had a hard time picking just one image to submit! I’ve always liked this one, though — perhaps because it was a bit of a stylistic departure (a new path!) for me.
Choosing your path is always difficult, but it’s also exciting, full of magic and possibility. And that’s true, I think, even if you’re not setting off to distant shores, but only sitting at home with a paintbrush and a blank page.
Ink and watercolor, Canson Montval watercolor journal.