Tuesday, 5 January 2010

Illustration Friday: Renewal


I must get to grips with Photoshop this year. Maybe I should add it to my increasing list of new year's resolutions? I like a painting to look like it's hand drawn but once I start tidying the edges digitally, I never know when to stop. I could end up tidying away the whole picture and then would I be!?

Luckily, my lack of Photoshop skills has prevented it in this case, so here you have it (almost!) warts and all. :)

12 comments:

anjou said...

how lovely, I like it!

My Owl Barn said...

This looks lovely! I am learning Photoshop too. It's a great tool but I agree, it's hard to tell sometimes when to stop.

Nicola said...

Gorgeous piece Jessie, I really love your use of colour and those neat edges through the use of photoshop really make the image pop!!! I love your new header too!

thedoodlegirl said...

This is beautiful!! My sentiments about photoshop exactly! I like a few rough edges, personally. I love your new header, too! Happy New Year, Jessie!!

Pupu Sulaiman said...

I love the birdD. i love the dots on her body. Very nice piece!!! :D

A mermaid in the attic said...

Hi Jessie! I love Photoshop, but for me, it and my drawing/painting are two different beasts. I love using PS to create new realities out of photos and so on, building up layers and layers, playing with colours and textures at the click of a button...I just put a PS piece up on my blog a couple days ago! But I kind of like to keep it separate from my other work because I like the organicness, the roughness of that. Having said that, I do use PS to 'clean' up drawings sometimes...especially ones I managed to spill something on! ;-)

Susan Faye said...

I like the colorful whimsy of this image and the promise of things about to bloom...As for Photoshop, it's on my list of things to learn too, but for now, it's great for clean-ups!

Jessie said...

Thanks! :)
I'm still learning how to clean-up edges.(!) A long way to go yet I fear!

Rosie said...

My drawings remain firmly messy. I just wallow around in photoshop. i just got the use of adobe illustrator which feels like too much chocolate cake but a lot of fun! Nice header.

Jessie said...

Too much chocolate cake? Yes I know that feeling well ;)

Jack Foster said...

Very nice Jessie. Love the whole design and colors! Happy New Year!

Vita said...

it is absolutely lovely Jessie!