Sunday, January 01, 2012

Illustration Friday - Highlight

This week's word-topic for IF is Highlight.

I used a Pentel pocket brush for all the linework and some bits of inking. It's definitely a skill I need to practice! Not the most excited about this picture, but that's okay. I like the concept, which is based on a true story:

Last month I was out walking and saw a neighbor and her little dog ahead of me. She was carrying this huge limb and I just started laughing, and snapped a couple photos. I was pretty sure she was going to use it for a border in her yard or something but it's just too good, right? I mean sometimes you DO see dogs dragging around massive branches. I caught up to her after I saw her dump the branch on her lawn next to the flower bed and as she entered her house I told her how funny it was to see that, with her tiny dog.  "OH! ha ha! I didn't even think of that!"

I'd like to draw another picture of this one. When I have more gumption :)


Leen Christens said...

Nice work and great story behind it to!! :D

Lisa Anne Baumbach said...

Hi Victoria,

This is great - love the story! Thanks for talking about materials used. Since I am new to this, I am always wondering about materials. Very helpful.

Victoria Koldewyn said...

Hello ladies! Thank you both for visiting, and for the comments :)

I like it when artists talk about what materials they use, too. I found this pocket brush pen online through Stationery Art - way way cheaper than buying it at a store in town, or even through Amazon. If you're interested in the brush pens, I recommend checking them out. I also bought some of those Aquash brush pen systems - with the well in the handle that you mix your own ink/watercolors you know? Very inexpensive. Shipping from Japan was only two dollars, and I received product within a week.