Tuesday, June 26, 2007

IllustrationFriday: Camouflage

Glad I brought these shades..... this just might work!
detail above, final pencil line below Digital mixed media. I start with a final pencil drawing. That is scanned in and layered on top of all colors with the multiply feature (PhotoShop). My color areas are meant to be a watercolory texture--they're actually all scanned fabrics except the fake flamingos also have a wood texture. This is my latest look to leave the white areas on some edges--it makes it *sparkle*.

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Wednesday, June 06, 2007

IllustrationFriday: MyParadise 2

You're thinking, Why is this your paradise? Let me explain: when I think of my paradise, I think of "Better is one day in the Lord's courts than a thousand elsewhere" in Psalm 84:10. That verse of Scripture continues, "I had rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God than to dwell in the tents of wickedness." BUT in keeping with my vision of creating children's book illustrations, I made an illustration for the idea of being a doorkeeper! a detail: Besides, I am learning how to have more of a servant's heart. For "even the Son of Man did not come to be served but to serve, and give His life as a ransom for many. (Matthew 20:28)" [my other "My Paradise" for I.F. is here]

Friday, June 01, 2007

IllustrationFriday: My Paradise

My family owns a real Paradise that words can't describe the depth of how special it is to me. I'm illustrating it by sharing some photos I've taken--hopefully you just enjoy looking at these, & imagining this, my "Camp." I'm itching to go, now that we're entering summertime!