This blog is a journal of my continuing journey to become a better artist while keeping the fun in art making. I've posted class assignments, personal, and professional work. In every piece of art I make, no matter whether the goal is academic, personal, or monetary, this blog is a reminder to myself to make sure I always enjoy the process. After all, why should any of us bother pursuing such a hard field to get into as art, if we're not having fun with it!
Sunday, April 14, 2013
I've really been keeping busy this month with lots of freelance work & collaborative projects. I snuck in some drawing time to make a new Penguin & Peep piece this week, and spruce up one that I felt I could have done better on.
New Penguin & Peep piece- "Japanese Garden Stroll"
Fireworks: Version 1
Fireworks: Version 2
I wasn't sure the original version of my "Fireworks" print fit as well as it could with the other Penguin & Peep illustrations I'd done, because the colors are bolder and the strokes not as delicate. So, when I went back to tweak it I softened the fireworks, made the sky more purple, and added flowers to the bushes. I also enlarged Penguin & Peep a bit. Looking at them both together, I still like them both, and I think version 2 just looks a little more girly. In the end, I'm not sure if the result was better, or just different. What do you think?