by Kathy Garvey
I haven't blogged in a while, but I have been busy - just not with as much artwork as I would like. Many of my fellow Pieces are authors and I'm helping one with the editing and layout of a book that I can't wait to tell everyone about - but it's still in progress! However, I did take some time recently to convert a quick doodle in my sketchbook into a post card in Illustrator. (I had just determined that I hate my new soft cover sketchbook. So, I decided to just fill it up with whatever came out of my pen in order to use it up quickly and replace it with a hard cover sketchbook.)
I scanned the page and placed the scan in Illustrator.
|This was the sketch!|
Then I started drawing and filling the shapes. I used a line with three different strokes - one of them dashed - to create the checked borders.
|This was what I had after about an hour and a half!|
I had planned on red being part of the design all along, but it's kind of fun and easy to experiment in Illustrator so I saved to a new file and replaced the red with shades of gray. I liked that version better.
|This was my final! Actually, I should never say that! I'll probably tweak it again!|