March 8, 2017

wings & sunshine

'wings & sunshine' (click on image for a larger view)
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This week's Scribble Picnic's theme is Umbrella. I don't have any story to tell. This is is a revised of an older piece. For more takes on this week's theme of Umbrella, go here.

25 comments:

  1. Another wonderful piece. I don't know how you do it, but I'm glad you do!

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    1. yes, I'm glad I can do this as well, honestly, there really isn't all there much thinking when it comes to this piece. I've done a previous version so this piece is pretty easy to do.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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    2. Seriously! So agree with Jolene above!

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  2. You style is so calming... I love your gentle touch. It speaks to my artistic soul. Each piece you do is a masterpiece.

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    1. I suppose it is calming since I do tend to make calm, quiet faces. I'm not quite good at the otherwise, wild, expressions.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  3. I knew you would create something. I think I have seen many of your pieces with umbrellas, a lovely theme.
    I love the details in this, the more I look the more I see. I like the tile floor too.

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    1. yes, I have done many pieces with umbrellas even when there's no umbrella theme, even my blog header has an umbrella.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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    2. I have to comment in here too as that is exactly why I chose this theme, Umbrella, as I knew it would be right up your alley and you certainly didn't disappoint, dear Lissa. thank you. I will write more later when I get a chance. :)

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  4. Lissa,
    What medium do you use? I love how you make the rain and I see the umbrellas shimmering with the water. Always love visiting.
    Blessings
    Janis

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    1. this is all digital. I draw/color it in Adobe Illustrator and the shading and the rain in Adobe Photoshop. but I did hand drawn a first version to use as a template because you can't really just draw in Illustrator without some guides unless you're an expert.

      the rain is done in Photoshop, I make a line with the brush tool and then use the blur filter to make it streak like that. and the shine on the umbrellas are really just white colors that I remove bits off with the eraser tool to shape it.

      I'm not good at explaining, I'm just used to using Illustrator and Photoshop, been using them for many years, so I kind of already learned how to do certain things. there are artists who does it much better.

      also, I do use photo references to get certain elements correctly.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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    2. Since you start with a hand drawing, which I love and it shows a more tangible side, what do you exactly do in Illustrator then when everything else can be done in Photoshop?

      I was going to also say, "What? how do you "Draw in illustrator? A lot harder, as you note. I mean, sure, you can do vector curves for logos etc or I guess "trace" the lines but never tried that either. Never really embraced drawing with it though so am interested in how you use Illustrator here.

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    3. yes, it's true I can do all the whole piece in Photoshop but only in illustrator can you draw a line and control it - change it's shapes, it's curves -- a vector line drawing, I think that is what's it call. in Photoshop you have to draw and redraw lines so there aren't any control, plus the file would be rather large to work with.

      I guess I'm so used to using Illustrator to draw/trace that I can't switch to Photoshop. Photoshop is really for enhancing the image, or changing the colors. there are certain things you cannot do in Illustrator that you can do Photoshop, at least, that's what I think.

      anyway, I'm not really good at explaining so...

      thanks for your interest. have a lovely day.

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    4. So which tool do you use when you draw in illustrator?

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    5. that would be the pen tool which is also in photoshop but in photoshop, you cannot go back to what you have drawn to change it. also, the pencil tool and the paintbrush tool when I want to freely draw a shape. after you got the drawing almost right, you can use the direct selection tool to fine tune the lines. also, the other tools as well because, it isn't just one tool that does it but almost all of them. if you have used illustrator or photoshop or any applications, you know it isn't just one tool.

      I hope that explains some of it.

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    6. Yes, it does. You know, you can change curves and line sin Photoshop too with "paths" so I use that when needed. :) I will need to try Illustrator again. I guess for me photoshop works well as I tend to "paint" very loosely any digital colour I add and don't want to be limited/constrained by certain shapes so I can do whatever I want. Funny how we each have our own preferences and clearly this is the tool for you. l

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  5. I know you enjoyed this theme, this is so Lissa! Well done!

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    1. yes, I suppose this is my type of theme.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  6. What a lovely take on the challenge, Lissa! The yellow umbrella stands out well and the flowers add a nice touch to brighten a rainy day.

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    1. yes, the flowers is just for that - it represents sunshine here, hence the title of this piece - 'wings & sunshine'

      thanks for your visit. have a lovely day.

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  7. This is captivating to say the least - I love everything about it. You are most generous adding your tutorial to your reply to Janis - although I still would never be able to create anything so lovely even If I could handle Photoshop etc. We older gals, for the most part, just aren't high tech, and personally I've no patience left to learn these complicated things, haha!

    Thanks for joining in - you certainly are extremely talented Lissa.

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    1. I kind of learned photopshop & etc. early so I have a lot of years using them so...

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  8. That pop of yellow amongst all the blue and purple is such a wonderful surprise. Again, the detail here is beyond words.

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    1. yes, the yellow is suppose to pop. there really isn't much detail here actually.

      thanks for your visit, have a lovely day.

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  9. Lissa...another wonderful piece. I love the polka dotted wellies tucked in with tiny snippets of others walking around with their umbrellas. As always....LOVE how you illustrate hair and love the red. Have you ever thought about illustrating books as a profession? You're very good! :)

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