Saturday, December 31, 2011
birds of a feather
But, fast forward a few years and you'd find me working in an art studio where digital art was a necessary skill. I learned Illustrator from fellow co-workers and fell in love. Between studio work and my own stuff, I honed my skills and later found ways to merge the fabulous, crisp, graphic look of Illustrator with the textures of Photoshop. Because texture was always something that had drawn me to mixed media work, this discovery within the digital realm was most welcome.
Anyway, I have been working on these little birds for awhile now but finally had a chance to finish up a foursome. I'd like to also create some hand-painted, 3D versions of these guys by painting them onto wooden eggs. I think that's a lovely blending of digital and made-by-hand. One inspires the other, and they end up living in perfect harmony...just as the most charming of birds should do.