Wednesday, March 30, 2016

March 2016: Learning about digital illustration

Ballerinas in the Studio
Version A: The Bandits

There are so many choices to make using photoshop. Sometimes I have trouble deciding which version I like best. What I have to do is let the images "steep" and return to them when I've been apart from them for several days.

Just curious, which version do you like best?
Version B: The Bandits

Bedtime Bear

Changing the lightbulb

Bunny and Chicks

Forsythia Bunny

Frog and Mouse

The Marble Game

The Night Hike

In the Rain

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Building my own clip art files. FLORA

 I've created image stamps in photoshop to manipulate in landscapes. Interesting and fun to experiment with forms, shapes and colors.


This is a scene from a picture book manscript about a family of Virginia Opossums in the Blue Ridge Mountains.  Note the pine from image one has been enlarged and reused here.

 I actually used this background in the image I submitted to the "Draw This" prompt last month for SCBWI's illustration contest.
Winter Scene repeating and altering sizes and colors of trees.

 I included a building with this fantasy tree in a night scene.
Playing with forms of plant life in this collage of my own clip art images.