2010 has been a year of experimenting for me and it's been a real struggle. I know it's necessary, but I miss knowing exactly how to solve a given illustration problem. I can still do it like I used to, but I feel I'm moving in a new direction with my work. I am enjoying the ride for the most part, though.
I 'm working on a snowman collection and this guy is one of the sketches. I thought a snowman would be a simple subject for trying out digital painting. I tend to jump right into a BIG project before I've experimented on a smaller scale. Overall, I'm happy with this guy, though I still feel the pull to try again with paint and color pencil. I just realized that I forgot his scarf!
I'm afraid this new digital direction is going to cost me some serious money if I'm not careful. Can you say CS5 and Cintiq? Yikes!
I want to thank all of you who read this blog from the bottom of my heart! Your comments help fuel my creativity and hope. I have a lot planned for 2011 and hope to share it with you here in this space. Happy New Year!!!