Posts Tagged ‘art’

A New Spring Bird

April 8, 2019

I took a break from client work today and played. I pulled the bird art from a coloring page I drew several years ago. Then I “colored” it in by using Photoshop and photos of spring flowers I’ve taken with my iPhone 7 over the last few days.

I copied segments from the flowers and pasted them into the various areas of the bird art. I duplicated the dogwood photo in the background and silhouetted three of the larger flowers in the front so they could overlap the bird. The entire piece was quite time intensive and I really love the finished art.

The bird coloring page was hand drawn using a black Sharpie and black fine tip markers — probably Microns. Photos were taken in my neighborhood and at the local botanical garden. I was inspired by today’s bird prompt in the Daily Creating Facebook Group.

Here are the individual images I combined together.

Love Runs Deep

February 19, 2019

Until this popped up on my Facebook memories from this day last year, I forgot all about it. The art is compiled from a photo I took on a walk down a wooded road. It might have been a hornet’s nest that had fallen on the ground. I printed the photo and created a doodle on tracing paper, following the lines on the pic. Then I scanned the art and overplayed it in Photoshop. I converted most of the lines to white, added a drop shadow, and pasted in some glittering gold for the letters.

WaHoo for me! What have you created that makes you “wahoo” when it comes to mind?

Here are the individual pieces I used to create this art.

The Inspiration and Evolution

February 11, 2019

I’ve always found that looking at the art of others gives me ideas and points me in a new direction. While working on my entry for the Sketchbook Project, I found that by spread 13, I needed a bit of inspiration.

When checking out the hashtags that folks are using to tag their art — #thesketchbookproject and #sbpprocess — I came across this intriguing spread by Creations of Entropy.

I love the curves and movement so I decided to do a quick sketch in my style.

Then I used my sketch as the precursor of my next spread in my entry for the Sketchbook Project. You can see some similarities and see where I changed things up a bit. A fun evolution! I even got a bit of inspiration from the flower symbol on the Micron pens I was using. I thought it appropriate to tip my hat to Micron since I’m using their black pens throughout the book.