Sunday, July 1, 2012

Desktop Calendar {July 2012}

Hello, and Happy July!


Inspired by the ocean life at the Pittsburgh Zoo last week, July's calendar features a few baby sea turtles. They were SO cute!






While I was working on this, I realized I hardly ever draw water animals - fish, whales, seahorses, turtles, etc. I may have to incorporate more of them into my repertoire!


You may notice a slightly different drawing style. At Illustration Bootcamp, I was inspired by Meg Hunt's use of analog brushes and textures, and I decided to experiment with the depth it creates within my linework. I'm still using the default brushes that come with Photoshop, but eventually I want to start adding my own unique brushes to my library. 


You can click on the above image and save it to your computer, or you can also find it here.

Thanks for stopping by!

6 comments:

  1. It turned out awesome! I loved that photo of the baby sea turtle you shared too. To see them swimming around must have been so precious. It's cool to see you using some of those texture brushes. I really need to stop with the excuses and try out digital coloring. Trial and error is one way to learn, right?!

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    1. DO IT! That's what I figured. This one took me a lot longer, since I wasn't sure what I was doing, but it is so much fun! I feel like it has opened up a lot of possibilities with my illustration style...

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  2. this is beautiful!! love it - great work!

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    1. Thanks so much, Liz! I hope you're feeling well and surviving this heat!

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  3. LOVE IT! Just right for my birthday month :)

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    1. Aw! I forgot it was your birthday month! I would have done a bear!

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