Monday, June 01, 2009

Illustration Friday: Adapt

The subject is less about Adapting (although the sea and the shore are constantly adapting to each other as the tides come and go.) But the process of this one does talk about adapting. I didn't do last week's prompt--and I could feel myself veering away from this one as well. A slippery slope of adjusting to not doing art. So rather than start with a thought, that I then translate into an image, and then plan on the paper as a drawing, etc. I started with the word and how it makes me feel. I chose a watercolor crayon from my box at random and with my eyes closed sketched a few lines. When I opened my eyes the wave was there. So from there I decided it was a shore scene. Which I guess does talk about me and my process of adapting to my new home nearer the ocean when I've been land locked the rest of my life.

5 comments:

thedoodlegirl said...

Wow, just beautiful!

Edrian Thomidis said...

Very interesting how you came up with this image. It is very expressive and has a lot of movement. It is a joy to watch and see the line work.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

This is fantastic!!! Don't you just love those watercolor crayons?? I love your color choice and the texture is just yummy!! Thanks so much for stopping by Heather. It's all ways so good to hear from you.

steve said...

Wow, this is really gorgeous! way to go here Heather.

Ginger*:) said...

This is a lovely watercolor with so much life!