Today, I am digging through some research photos online and came across the blog for Julie Zickefoose...She's a nature artist and writer and she does the most beautiful watercolors. Make the time to check out her blog and web site.
Appetite. When I see that word I immediately think of food...and that a handful of jellybeans would solve my insatiable appetite for something sweet. But that's not what I'm talking about (even though jellybeans are a weakness). This "appetite" refers to your life. What do you CRAVE that leaves you EAGER to have more of? What do you have a HANKERING for that keeps you filled and indescribably happy?
It's certainly not what I've been loading up on lately, that's for darn sure.
Today I started following, along with my Pastor and the rest of our church, 21 days of prayer and fasting. It's not 3 weeks of food starvation, although healthy fasting can certainly be part of it, if you choose. This time is for us to give up something...whatever that something is... and spend more time getting to know God on a more personal level. I don't know about you, but I'm more than ready to realign my scattered heart - and attention span - to a life that is more…
When I started my illustration career, about 427 years ago, I worked traditionally. I could tell the difference between hot and cold press bristol board and papers. Canson Mi-Teintes was my favorite paper and, when paired with my Prismacolor Pencils, it was a marriage made in heaven for me! I did lots and lots of pen and ink...3 complete sets of Rapidiograph pens bit the dust not to mention countless single pens. Running out of india ink in the middle of an assignment was horrifying (many late night runs to Pearl's art supply!).
Usher in the 2000's and a switch to digital media 16 years ago...how on earth did I survive all those years on pencil and paper alone?!
There was no CMD Z to undo my boo-boos.
Texture actually came from real paper, not an overlay layer set to multiply.
Color studies were done separately and I could only hope the final art looked the same. There was no eye dropper tool to keep the colors consistent.
My list could go on and on about the benefits of …
I'm still trying to find a something I like...time to redo the kitties...this time the line art is done in Illustrator. I'll repaint a new background and post it later. I just might have to redraw it before I'm happy!