Wednesday, August 20, 2008

back to school

My illustration started with a simple doodle in my notebook last year, waiting to be developed into a felt illustration. He sat there forgotten until I began experimenting with digital felt in the new year. One day, I was playing with frayed fabric (digitally) and was so happy with how it turned out that I wanted to use it in an illustration.


And this was the result...



I dug out my little whale doodle and the wheels began to turn. I had so much fun creating this digitally and would love to do an entire ABC book like this.

* illustration created with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop*

7 comments:

Kathy Weller said...

I love your little Whaley and I love seeing the sketch! I am inspired to do same! :)

Alicia PadrĂ³n said...

I just love the fact that I can almost "feel" the whale Rozzie!

It's like instead of a "touch and feel" book its more of a "look and feel" one. I find that so appealing about your digital felt :o)

Phyllis Harris said...

LOVE, LOVE IT!!!

Gina Perry said...

Your digital felt work is just excellent - it has a very unique feeling to it. And the balance of the colors in this piece is wonderful.

Laura said...

Love your digital felt Roz. This would be superb in a children's book, children's bedding, greeting cards, you name it. He's adorable!

patrice said...

Fun, sweet and elegant all at the same time. Lovely!!

roz said...

Thanks so much everyone!