Friday, February 12, 2010
Illustration Friday: Adrift
It has been awhile since I have done anything for Illustration Friday. I have just not had the opportunity to 'sit down and play,' which is what I generally do for IF. But this morning, I woke up with one of those 'storm-is-coming-headaches,' so I have been sitting a bit, letting my husband deal with the pets, in my jammies and robe, letting the Excedrin kick in, and playing.
First I put this little oil sketch (above) into PhotoShop and played a bit with it. I kinda' like it now.
Then I did my sketch of the day in my sketchbook. Since the headache was still there, I didn't want to do anything complex. I saw a bit of Zentangle on Lauren Finley's blog a while back, and have been playing with pattern (my favorite design element) in that way since. It is very relaxing. This morning, I was also trying out some brush pens in my sketchbook. The sketchbook I am using for my daily drawings was a costly mistake. It does not accept wet media well, and I was also disappointed in the brush pens. Oh well. It whiled away a bit of time, and now the snow is approaching, the Excedrin has kicked in, and I may even get dressed and head to the studio to work! Playtime was nice, though. A real necessity for artists - even those without headaches. Must. Remember. To. Play!
p.s. If you are interested in doing some Zentangle, do a search on YouTube. There are a number of videos there about it. It is really just doodling with pattern. Fun and quite right-brain.