Thursday, January 27, 2011

Ducklings on the Move

In anticipation of yet another upcoming move (just a short, local move this time), I started designing a postcard to send out once we're settled at our new address:
I think I'm setting myself up for a serious challenge with all the ripples in the water those little ducklings can't help but generate. But for the opportunity to illustrate ducklings in all their irresistable cuteness, hopefully the challenge will be worth it!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Cats on a Fence

Just yesterday, I wrapped up on this painting for my book dummy:

I think I'm finally (just barely!) starting to get the hang of this digital painting business. I can still use lots more practice though! The cats went pretty smoothly; the backgrounds not as smoothly. Fortunately my husband has been collecting a lot of incredibly varied and useful Photoshop brushes for a quite a while and had taken the time to organize them by type which proved most helpful to me. I think using some of the more organic brushes helped me to feel a little more comfortable with this media.

So now, I've got just a couple more paintings yet to go before it will be ready for submission...