So this is my submission for Illustration Friday. The Topic this week was "tree."
I thought it would be fun to play with the idea of one's winter scarf coming to life. With the roots being the fringe/tassels of the giraffes scarf. This also gave me an excuse to illustrate Birds with Scarves and winter hats. ;0)
I used a "new" technique I've been playing with. I take my sketch, ink it, then scan the inked drawing into my computer. I have then been using a variety of collected scanned fabric and specialty paper swatches to color the illustration. I "cut" the swatches out into shapes then place them into the composition. It's fun and reminds me of craft and art time from elementary school. I have provided a few of the sketches/work in progress shots. I will make a habit of posting them with these particular posts.
This was a fun illustration to create and I can't wait for next week's Illustration Friday Challenge. My goal with these is to keep the illustration simple and time-manageable as I am also working on other things simultaneously. It's been a challenge to keep the concept and drawing process simple enough to complete the illustration within 3-4 hours tops. Stay posted for new Illustration Friday Projects from me. :0)
In the meantime, as always...
Keep sketching, keep thinking, keep laughing and most important of all, keep making art.