The Illustration Friday theme this week is “map,” a concept I’ve been playing with for years. With so many associations — getting lost, finding home, exploring the new, setting off on adventure, and trying to figure out where the hell you are — I think that, even in this age of GPS, there’s a map for every journey, and every part of life.
Here’s to good things in 2017…
Since it can be hard to remember who you are, as opposed to what roles you’re playing, I’ve always liked this advice:
For Illustration Friday’s “hat” theme. The original’s watercolor and colored pencil in a Canson Montval watercolor field book; I cleaned up and reworked the scan a bit in Photoshop.
Wishing you happiness in the holiday season, and throughout 2016!
The original art is black ink in a Stillman & Birn Zeta sketchbook; I scanned the art into Photoshop, reversed it, and then changed the background color.
The new year beckons — a time for new beginnings, new goals, new adventures, or maybe new flights of fancy. In honor of the Illustration Friday theme, here’s to letting your imagination soar!
The Illustration Friday theme is “monster.” Like Dr. Frankenstein, I cobbled this together from bits and pieces, though instead of Igor, my assistant was Photoshop.
The quote reads, “The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.” A nice thought…
This is a combination of three separate illustrations. All three are (mostly) watercolor and colored pencil on Canson Montval paper.
The Illustration Friday theme is “wiggle.”
This was done for a regional SCBWI art contest. The challenge was to illustrate a nursery rhyme, and I tried a couple of different layouts for this idea. The piece was a lot of fun to work on — and won a second place award, which was definitely icing on the cake! The original’s about 7″ x 10″, and was done in ink, watercolor and colored pencil in a Canson Montval watercolor book. I used Photoshop to add the background and clean up the finished art.