Happy Holidays

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step 1. Line Art

To make sure that 2017 starts on a creative and positive note I wanted to end 2016 with an artistic thank you to everyone who was there for me as I became an honest man.

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step 2. Flat Colors

This post includes the stages of creativity for my Flower Power illustration.

Working off of my iPad I used Adobe Draw to create the  basic black and white line art. The next stage of this was filling in the flat colors. A note about the creative process, the  green of the shirt was a happy accident, in making sure I filled all the open spots I used a green background and realized how good she looked in green. Even a digital drawing has an organic aspect.

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The last stage was adding  shading and details to the figure and her clothing. To give her that pop and personality I used Adobe Capture to create the flowers in her hair and on her shirt. From here I used Adobe Creative Cloud to transfer the illustration to Adobe Illustrator to clean up the image and create a more portable png.

With the final image done, I uploaded the illustration to Canva.com to add my Happy Holidays message and some random “snowfall” to give the seasonal feel. Enjoy and here’s to staying creative in 2017.

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And the Winner Is…

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My brand new Jot Touch stylus

I have been waiting weeks for this.

For three days at the begining of May, Adobe streamed live classes on Twitch to promote using their digital platforms for creating art. As I have been doing a lot more digital art, the class Vector Art with Rob Generette III, was a great informational session on using the Adobe app Draw.

Viewers were encouraged to post any art they had been working on during the sessions to Behance.net for peer review with the #MakeItOnMobile. Selected artists were awarded a 1-year subscription to Adobe Creative Cloud and a Jot Touch stylus from Adonit.

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The winning image

On day 2 of the streaming event I was truly surprised and honored as I was drawing along with the stream and heard my name called out as one of the artist being recognized.

Today I received my Jot and I look forward to creating even more art with Draw and my new stylus.

Again thanks to the folks at Adobe for acknowledging my work and Rob Generette for his tips and tricks on working more productively.

You can view Vector art with Rob Generette III – DAY 1 with the link below.

https://player.twitch.tv/?video=v64657744Watch live video from Adobe on www.twitch.tv