Because sometimes it’s Saturday night and you look at Illustration Friday and the next thing you know, it’s past midnight and you’re drawing snails and listening to Etta James and Sam Cooke.
Hello! And happy new year! One of my goals for this brand new year is to get back in the habit of posting more of my work more regularly. So why not start with this week’s Illustration Friday?
Sometimes when I’m in the mood, I like to sit and doodle in my sketchbook. These doodles always come in handy later when I’m in the mood to create a new illustration in Illustrator, but I’m not exactly sure what I want to draw. I was checking out this week’s Illustration Friday topic when I found a rough sketch of the above illustration. I’m not sure when I first doodled it, perhaps last year around this time based on the Valentine’s Day-related doodles around it, but I never brought it into Illustrator and brought it to life. Until today. There’s always something fun to me about taking my rough pencil sketches and bringing them to life with color on the computer.
In any case, here’s to an awesome 2017!
I always like to put together a Christmas playlist (it used to be a Christmas mixtape and then a Christmas CD) every year. So here’s one for this year. Something to enjoy while you unwrap presents, eat a Christmas cookie, sip your hot chocolate, or whatever it is you like to do for Christmas. Hope it’s a great one!