Saturday, March 1, 2008

Illustration Friday: LEAP

Happy belated Leap Day, virtual friends! This illustration certainly constitutes an experimental leap for me. Usually the act of drawing and the act of coloring are completely separate in my process. I won't consider putting pastel to paper until I have a tight line drawing all ready to transfer via tracing paper.

But today I've been working on a commission that involves the most realism I've used in a long time, so it's freeing to scratch out this quick little piece. Keeps things interesting, Also, I'm vaguely sick today so I don't have the patience to spend more than ten minutes on this. And with that, I think I'll go lie down.


  1. I like that she's leaping into the wild blue yonder, wherever that may take her!

  2. I think it made a lovely effect. I like the way the hatch lines in the background add energy.

  3. This is great, lots of energy.

  4. it's nice, looks so wonderfully free. get well soon!

  5. Good for you! I'm the same way and the occasions I allow myself to just free form it are always so revealing and sometimes pretty darn good.

    This one is great! Great energy, form and color. But sorry to hear you're not feeling good. Hope you feel better by the time you read this.

  6. You've done a great job with this, hope you're feeling better.



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