Sunday, October 5, 2008
A Work of Art for My Ezine
I send out an ezine (an online magazine) quarterly at least, and I'm trying to send it out bimonthly. It's always a lot of work, but it's work that I enjoy, and the discipline of sending it out keeps me exploring new ideas.
The ezine always includes freebies--downloadable art or patterns. Plus, a layout or two, and a project.
Recently I saw an online tutorial in how to use colored markers. I was inspired by the blended color effects the instructor could get, but I still am, um, colored marker challenged. They are typically too dark for me to use well.
However, I love water-color pencils. I like how fluid they are, and how well I can shade with them. Most often, I sketch the design in pencil, color with the water-color pencils, let the image dry, and go back over it with regular colored pencils and pens.
Here's one of the images I created this weekend, a black cat. I hope you like him! If you want me to send you the Adobe file, email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and put CAT in the subject line. I think he's perfect for use on a Halloween page or a Halloween card.
What do you think? Is he the cat's meow?
That said, I wanted to create some seasonal images because I'm getting together