Saturday, February 26, 2011


I am NOT SO PATIENTLY waiting for spring.

The other day's lesson in Illustrator prompted this idea for the daffodil. Ooh, so fun and I get to have flowers in my studio! Enjoy!

Monday, February 21, 2011

Summer Flowers! Blend and mesh project

I have ALWAYS wanted to do this... Now I now HOW!

This "feels" like WATERCOLOR painting when the colors blend and bleed! I get goosebumps!
THANK YOU Adobe Illustrator for helping me "paint" what I see in my head.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Spring in my studio...

I LOVE hydrangea flowers and always wanted to paint or draw them. Here is the start of something good in that direction. <3 this illustrator fun!

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Flower Power!

Another zinnia in yellow... (sigh)... this has more petal variations and a different center.

Designing fun flowers

Pink Zinnia

A few have asked to see some of my designs. This flower is from playing (Ooops! I meant "working") this morning.

I am getting the feel with Illustrator and still learning some tricks, but this was a quick and easy design that I liked when done.

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Graphically Speaking... I love Illustrator!

The assignment for our midterm was to create an image using a list of skills and tools we were taught during the first five chapters. Just about every tool gave me ideas for making flowers, so the garden idea began to form the first day.

The signs were needed to use text on paths, text masks and text with stretched points. The flowers almost all used the rotate and scaling tools. The daisies implemented the pathfinder intersect tool. The larger sign utilized the divide tool, and several other tools.

This was such a fun project to develop and organize. I enjoyed seeing the other student's projects at class tonight... all of them creative and inspiring. What a great class and the instructor really enjoys seeing our "lights" come on when we "get it".

What's next? Patterns and BRUSHES... I have some experience there, but it will be fun this week!

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Illustration DRAWN: Bailey featured

Yes, I love Illustrator class at college.  Can you tell? 

My granddaughter received a new hat one Wednesday night at church. She was showing off her cuteness in the hat when someone added the mustache to her look. 

I needed to draw a sketch and remembered this cute photo that looked like a cartoon!