Looking back, I honestly thought I did more drawing this year. 😅I suppose I did; this is only the stuff I finished and/or published. The rest was practice.
Probably the most significant change was upping my pen-to-paper (or more accurately, Apple-Pencil-to-iPad) game. Before this year, everything I drew was a vector illustration. I also got into lettering a bit.
Y’all, I know these are pretty generic, but I’m hanging on to whatever creative impulses I can muster after a dry spell. Anemia has also reared its ugly head again; entirely my fault, I’ve been irregular with my iron supplements. Bear with me.
At some point soon I’ll put together a retrospective with the illustrations I worked on in 2019, and maybe even some thoughts on the last decade. Stay tuned!
Apparently I’m on a sunsets-in-winter kick. These colors make me feel all warm and cozy.
I tried a different technique with this one; I started the outlines in Illustrator, then colored it and re-outlined it in Procreate for a hand-drawn look. You can see its evolution in the Procreate video:
It’s cutesy, but I’m all about cute cats.
I’ve enjoyed drawing on Tim’s iPad Mini so much in the last few weeks that I finally broke down and put some of my rainy day funds to good use. Using the 11″ iPad Pro is like drawing on a sheet of paper rather than a pocket notebook. There’s something deeply satisfying about the snick of the magnetically charged pencil, too.
So far I’ve dipped my toes in by continuing with my mushrooms:
(The cool part about supporting small business: If you’ve purchased anything from my shops, you helped make this happen, so thank you!)
This is what I’ve been doodling the last several days. Lots of mushrooms. Their shapes and textures make them fun to draw, and their names make for excellent lettering practice!
Finally put something in this flower wreath that I like!
I need to hear this every single day.