Day 69: Cactus and Balloon

Cactus and Balloon
I originally sketched out this image in 2004, but it’s one of my absolute favorites. There’s so much emotion to it! The cactus! What is he to do? The balloon is coming right at him, and he loves it. But he will destroy it with his spines if it comes near!

Haha, anyways, tonight I used Photoshop to color in the original sketch. I like the results, but I feel like I still have lots to learn about using Photoshop for this type of thing.

Day 66: Undone, Done Social Art Project

Above by Kabrina. Read her blog at NotManhattan.

Undone Done Laser Head

Above by Anonymous

Undone Done Woman by MakingMade

Above by me! Note that this drawing was highly influenced by this drawing, which I learned about through a Brain Pickings post about children’s picturebooks.

So, as you can see, my Undone, Done Social Art Project wasn’t exact a rousing success – I got three submissions, including my own – but the results are still pretty fun. Thanks to those who participated!

Learn more about the original concept.

Day 30: Grandpa

Grandpa Drawing

Grandpa Dad Drawing

Grandpa Illustration

Original Grandpa Drawing

A while back, my nephew drew this great little picture of my Dad, and I absolutely fell in love with it. Today, I decided to scan that image in and add color to it using Photoshop, something I had never done before. After I colored it in, I spent a few minutes playing with a few of the Photoshop filters, and found that I really liked the water paper filter for this piece.

Above are three versions of my (or should I say “our”) illustration, two using the water paper filter and one without it, as well as the drawing my nephew made.  They’re obviously pretty similar, but I think I like the first one the best (not including the amazing pencil drawing, of course).

Just in case I print this out for certain family members, can you answer the poll below and help me pick the best out of the ones I created?

Finally, thanks, Button, for making a great drawing of Grandpa!