Hope you enjoy it.
I have been diagnosed with Trigger Thumb. It has been challenging to create artwork with a painful, non-functional thumb. I am having surgery next week and I am really looking forward to getting back to work.
I have been working, however. One project I am working on is for my branding items for an upcoming book fair that I am attending here in Florida. I want to feature my illustration work along with my current books, so I am creating some illustrations for a poster for my booth. This illustration of the boy walking on a book was transformed in Adobe Illustrator to become one of several illuminated letters for the poster.
Here is the finished illuminated letter.
I love being able to work my hand-drawn pieces into a digital piece. I have three letters that will be added to the poster to highlight illustration, book design, and e-book creation.
Here are the other two completed letters:
Okay, I have been playing with Adobe Illustrator again–it has been years since I worked with the program. This is an incredibly simple drawing, very flat and non-dimensional, but it was tons of fun. It is challenging to practice with new tools. I also used a small Wacom tablet for the first time. It is a little tricky to get used to, but I found it was more intuitive as I spent time playing.
Thanks to my friend, Gail, for allowing me to use her butterfly photo for the reference.
Hope you enjoy this one.