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Monday, January 16, 2006

E is for... - Illustration Friday

Classes start up tomorrow, so I have been busy preparing my lesson plans, files, and all of the "fun stuff" that goes with teaching. Therefore, I didn't have much time for "me." However, I am pretty happy with my simple design...gets right to the point.

I drew the main image in Adobe Illustrator, and then brought it into Adobe Photoshop where I created a brush for the nest and "texture", and then painted the image.

I am really enjoying Illustration Friday! This is giving me a great opportunity to practice my skills, and dig deep for my creativity.


Blogger I SHOULD be Boss of the World said...


E is for Excellent. ...dare I say EGGcellent! Illustration Friday.

Monday, January 16, 2006 6:23:00 PM

Anonymous Marion said...

I like the chicken, although I think
she should sit on her poor Eggs..
Just kidding.

Monday, January 16, 2006 6:33:00 PM

Anonymous Rachel said...

Nice illustration. Very country feel to it. The eggs are fine where they are! LOL! I like your other two also.

Monday, January 16, 2006 6:48:00 PM

Blogger Winnie Yao said...

Woooow @.@
Lovely chicken & grass nest
I like it ^_^

Monday, January 16, 2006 7:45:00 PM

Blogger Karen said...

I love this! It's so bold and graphic. The nest texture really pops. Nice work.

Monday, January 16, 2006 7:48:00 PM

Blogger ValGalArt said...

this is wonderful! love the look of your chicken and nest and the farmhouse feel is fresh!

Monday, January 16, 2006 7:53:00 PM

Blogger Tanya Nichols said...

I love the textures of the nest...im still grappling with photoshop in fine tuning my illustrations. truly inspired me to keep it up as it looks so cuuute...I do love the squared symbol on your banner...made me smile...if you don't mind me asking what grade do you teach?

Monday, January 16, 2006 8:44:00 PM

Blogger bee'nme said...

I really like the textures and colors you used...and I love the gingham check. Cute, cute!

Monday, January 16, 2006 9:46:00 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is awesome... looks like something that could be found at a high-end craft fair. My mom would buy it!!

Monday, January 16, 2006 10:53:00 PM

Blogger Alice A. said...

I would definitely hang this in my kitchen.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 12:01:00 AM

Anonymous catnapping said...

this is really cute. I love the gingham table cloth too.

this would be a great image for kitchen linens, trivets, and wainscotting border...not to mention a print on the wall.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 2:29:00 AM

Blogger scribblesk said...

Wow, the nest looks very 3D and fluffy soft! Nice contrast.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 9:14:00 AM

Blogger Amy Zaleski said...

I love the gingham - gives it a really old school country feel. Wonderful texture on the nest. Great job!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 12:16:00 PM

Blogger Derek Knight said...

OMG Eggs!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 3:39:00 PM

Anonymous the painted pear said...

I really like the nest texture and simplicity of design. I keep seeing so much computer illustration, I haven't done that in so long. I used to have a mac and did freelance graphics before I had children. I now blog on a PC and have gone back to the "old fashioned" techniques I learned in college. Your illo gives me some desire to dabble in my illustrator program.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 4:20:00 PM

Blogger Tony Sarrecchia said...

Very nice. Simple but elegant design. Nice job.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 6:28:00 PM

Blogger Twisselman said...

Wonderful illustration! The nest really jumps out at you. I need to learn how to create brushes in Photoshop. Coincidentally been reading a lot about that the last couple of weeks. Looks like you've got it down.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 7:10:00 PM

Blogger erilyn said...

simple yet sophisticated iwth all the textures - nice work!

Tuesday, January 17, 2006 7:12:00 PM

Blogger Jeff G said...

Wonderful illustration Trisha!
You've created the most comfortable nest I've ever seen!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 10:04:00 AM

Blogger Alina Chau said...

Love your chicken!! Pretty illo!

Wednesday, January 18, 2006 7:53:00 PM

Blogger QweySpiral said...

nice 'brush work' :-)

Thursday, January 19, 2006 1:04:00 AM

Blogger TXArtcGal said...

Thank you all for your kind comments! I'll try to answer some questions here for those that had some, and maybe make a few comments! :)

marion...sadly, those eggs won't be hatched...they're off to market. Being a vegan, I wish they were going to be hatched. LOL!

mama and me...I teach college classes. It has it moments, but I LOVE it! (I also do freelance)

the painted pear...I have a disorder called fibromyalgia (and possibly arthritis), and because of this, I can't hold my charcoals and pastels as easily as I used to. So, it is kind of nice being able to draw with the mouse. But, I want to get back to drawing "conventionally" because I really do miss it! I just should put the "oopses" into my creations, somehow. The oopses being when all of a sudden my hands let go of what I'm holding! LOL!

twisselman...creating brushes is REALLY fun! There are tutorial websites on the Internet, or you can figure it out by simply playing with Photoshop. You will get the hang of it!

Again, thank you all for your kind comments! I am really enjoying IF!

Thursday, January 19, 2006 7:26:00 AM

Anonymous Beth said...

This is cute, reminds me of something my Grandma would have in her kitchen down on the farm. :)

Thursday, January 19, 2006 8:12:00 AM

Blogger carla said...

This would make a really cool label on a box of organic free range eggs! I love the fuzzy straw against that gorgeous blue!

Thursday, January 19, 2006 4:52:00 PM


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