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


leopard portrait

variation with hatching to add value, instead of color:


goat unicorn

unicorn style as a goat with one horn


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,

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:



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