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Portrait illustrations

My latest illustrations have improved from earlier work. This quick sketch came out like a simple logo. The line work is incomplete, and I had some problems with the source image. I found it difficult to see the small details, and as a result, details like the nose and line work for the ears are missing. There is a bit of shading, but the work is generally plain. This illustration is similar in its simplicity, but is more finished that the previous one. The source image was a woman with… Read more Portrait illustrations

Illustration update

  Greetings, My latest illustrations are more complex than my earlier work. I am using more colours and layers for each work as my knowledge of the Autodesk Sketchbook program increases. Here we see an illustrated work that I completed for Jay @Dangerous Decorations on Instagram. He requested that the illustration not “look like a selfie”, so I used a source image that he provided, where he stood in an authoritative pose. The original photo did not feature blue reflective lenses, but I like to draw sunglasses in this way.… Read more Illustration update

Illustrating simple geometric patterns

My latest work in illustration has been the creation of simple geometric patterns against solic backgrounds of colour. This untitled illustration was a quick and happy one. Using an ink pen, I enlarged the brush size to get a thick circumference. I selected the symmetry option and using the line tool I began to draw line segments that connected at (what I hope are) 90 degree angles. I finished the quick draw by adding smiles for the little man sitting at the top. (hee hee). Some of the patterns have… Read more Illustrating simple geometric patterns

Ideas aplenty for illustration

Greetings! My latest illustration set features some ideas I came up with in between my mom duties and life. No matter what circumstances arise, I find that a constant trait I carry is a need to be creative! The outline of a gun was drawn in Autodesk sketchbook using layers and a designer pencil. I enjoy using nibs that produce a grainy line. When the outline of a figure is done with this grainy line, (I think) that it gives a more informal and practiced design like a chalkboard writing… Read more Ideas aplenty for illustration

Subtle acrylic blending

My latest piece represents a dream sequence, which suggests that I dream in violet and gold. This 6 x 12 acrylic on canvas piece definitely captures the uncertainty and mixed expectations often found in dreams. I especially like the marbling effects that are present in the areas where violet/blue meets lighter peach colours. This is the second of my pieces that I have has the pleasant opportunity to photograph in my backyard among my plush hydrangea plants. Looking at the beautiful shape of the leaves, they add a nice contrast… Read more Subtle acrylic blending

Lovely green, blue, and aqua acrylic

I have returned to colours like aqua and green in my latest work, called No. 19. It is summer here in Southern Ontario, which means that my backyard is the perfect location to take full-light photos of my work. The backyard gets full sun for 6+ hours per day (which can make it very very hot during our 30 + degree Celsius weather). The hydrangea plants serve as a perfect backdrop for smaller pieces. The rich green in the leaves make for an engaging background with lots of depth.  … Read more Lovely green, blue, and aqua acrylic