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10/29/2013

10/28/2013

seahorse

stylized fantasy seahorse
purely vector work, no preliminary sketch- this one was fun!

10/24/2013

leopard portrait


variation with hatching to add value, instead of color:

10/23/2013

goat unicorn

unicorn style as a goat with one horn
from original sketch on this page

10/20/2013

willow tree

This is the first ever artwork I created with the original intention of making it a vector piece. I saw willow trees aside the road and thought: how would that look if I built it in layers of leaves over each other...? So I sketched it out, and did so. The end result has lots of leaves.
But they are arranged in several layers, so it is easy to show only one,
two,
three
or four of the foliage layers in infinite variety (well, not infinite. I counted twenty-seven possible portrayals of this image.) I'm pleased with how it turned out. I wasn't actually planning on it being so complex, just sketched the trunk, the branches, a reasonable amount of twigs (or so I thought) and then the long, trailing stems off each twig. There were far more than I had anticipated, but I filled most of them with green. Just to see how it would come out.

original sketch:

10/16/2013

Prague

some pages from my sketchbook, trip to Prague
part of St. Vitus Cathedral
Praha tower bridge on the left, castle tower from Cesky Krumlov on right
this sketch done by my boyfriend, of same tower bridge
swans on the riverbank
various animal figures seen in relief sculpture and statuary