I had really hoped to do a new illustration for Illustration Friday, I enjoyed the challenge last week. Home would be a fun theme to brainstorm too, but with deadlines and Christmas preparations, I wimped out and dug something out of the archives.
Every few years, I go through a short phase of wanting to work traditionally. This is from my foray into pastels four years ago.
After I enjoy the more tactile traditional mediums for a month or so, I usually end up back at the computer, translating everything I just learned into my digital comfort zone.
The pastel phase was a big exploration of color for me. When I look at the work I'm doing now, I see bits and pieces of technique and color mixing I discovered during that period.
What was I thinking with those pointy green plants though?!?!