I’ve been having fun playing with some of my sketchbook doodles recently, and transforming them into digital art.
The first one, “Oak Leaves” came from a quick sketch of a mini oak tree that was in my back yard – unfortunately since then, the tree has been cut down Anyway, here’s the original quick pencil sketch, probably took me less than two minutes to sketch this out:
I took the sketch into Illustrator, played about with colours and sizes and layers, and ended up with this piece:
I’ve been thinking that this design might also lend itself to a Yuletide/Christmas version with holly leaves – so I’m thinking of ways to carve it for this year’s Yuletide card, maybe using a few different layers. I’ll keep you updated as that idea progresses.
You can see this sketchbook has had quite some bashing, with yellow paint all over the place! Again, I took this sketch into Illustrator and also Photoshop, and again, played around with colours, layers and duplicated the daisies to come up with this piece:
I have to thank Richard McMahon for the name, as he called it that when I uploaded it to my Facebook account, so I asked if I could use it as I liked the name so much Thanks, Richie! Richard is an excellent singer/songwriter, so please go and check out his website, richardmcmahon.co.uk for his songs and videos.
I have been sent a wonderful package of carving goodies by Essdee, which I’m hoping to review very soon. They have sent some carving material and carving tools, so I shall try and get a video made when I try them out so that you can see how they work. Hoping it won’t be too long before that’s up!
Hope you’re doing well, catch you soon!