Monday, October 8, 2007

Illustration Friday - Open

Drawing opens up new worlds

I've been toying with the idea of joining Illustration Friday for a while now. My pal Belinda sent me a "do it, do it" email, and so here I am. Another pal, Kasie, also joined up this week.

The thing is, I would consider my illustrative skills to be almost non-existent. And composing ideas for that sort of thing? My brain never works that way. :-) So, I've been a little afraid of trying it. But, I decided thar I didn't have to make being a great illustrator my goal.

So what are my goals:
  • practice the art of capturing an idea in images
  • try out a little humor in artwork
  • have some fun with art - no research (that will be hard for me), no expectations, just having a little fun making marks.
This week's theme is "open."It took me one day to come up with a good idea that I couldn't execute. It took another day to come up with the above corny idea...I decided to just go with it...that way, I should see improvement quickly!


Jo Castillo said...

Hi Rose,

I get it! Great job. I will have to look at that. I have no imagination for things like that either. Hmmm.


Kasie @ ~The Art of Life~ said...

Hey Girl! I love it!

I'm the same as you: I've never really done any illustration before. I find it more difficult than realism actually. But it is a lot of fun to just play. I have the same goals as you: to allow myself to do some art that is just for fun.

I like your idea. It's not corny!

Rose Welty said...

Thanks gals! I think you are right Kasie, it is harder than realism - but it is nice to just have your apple sketch today Jo.

Belinda Lindhardt said...

Great Job Rose this is fabulous :)

i find its nice sometimes not to have a an agenda with your art and just have fun with it :)

good on you :)

Marie-Dom said...

This is lovely.