Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Sun Illustration

I'm just about done with this illustration - for my favorite poster contest. I used pen & ink, and watercolor. It's a minor miracle the ink didn't splatter, because the pen nib kept catching on the paper. It's a tough time of year to be working with pen & ink - the summer heat makes the pen stick to my fingers! The colors were inspired by a sea-compass drawing from 1766. The sun feels a little like a compass.

My vegetable garden is bursting with beans, peas, spinach, baby carrots, cucumbers, and TOMATOES - WAHOOO!