Just a bit of fun today, playing with sketches created while studying sweet peppers last week...
These scanned pages from my sketchbook are a little fuzzy but, as you'll see, they were just the jumping off point for today's play on my laptop.
First I chopped the composition up digitally and rearranged the peppers as I thought they might look more interesting stacked.
I traced over the drawings with the artistic media tool, trying to keep the organic feel of the pencil sketch.
Time for a little color...yellow, red and purple, just like the peppers I'm growing (or at least attempting to grow) in my garden!
The finishing touches: a few shadows and a little tone for the background.
Each pepper was created in layers so I can easily change its color, remove the shadows, etc. With the base images complete it was time to have some fun!
And one more just for Creative Tuesdays. The theme is (you guessed it!) striped...
Art is such a good friend to me. I had a lot on my mind today but decided to take creativity by the hand and lose myself in form, color, and possibility. We had a nice conversation, my art and I, as we spent time "in the zone".
I wonder if in a few years when my nest is empty I'll just get completely lost in it all. I think I could really get into the role of eccentric artist-recluse, maybe even wear a monk's habit as Gustav Klimt did...any idea where I could find one? I think it would be fab. The huz could just throw me a morsel once in a while and turn the light out when I doze off. I'm sure he'd just love that.
People will wonder what I'm up to out here in my little house in the woods. When I do emerge everyone will be shocked at my other-worldliness. Birds will light on my shoulders and deer will eat from my hands. Maybe I'll be a little wild-eyed...that will surely add a bit of mystery!
This day, though, I'll be lost in laundry and errands and the super-great jewelry project I'm going to share with you soon. No monk's habit for me, but maybe I'll cast a few wild-eyed glances now and again, just to keep things interesting ;-)
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