Digital Experiments


{Scanned drawing, live traced and colored in Illustrator}

I like to play a mental game with myself that I should be a digital artist for all sorts of time-saving reasons. But when push comes to shove, the paintbrush and my gouache feels most natural. That being said, I went to school for, and worked professionally with computers for most of my career. I do a good amount of freelance graphic and book design still. I do enjoy playing in Photoshop and Illustrator and thought I'd share some digital samples.


{scanned pen drawing, live traced and colored in Illustrator, textures and offset in photoshop}

I probably experiment digitally more than I do with paints and other 'real' media but have never found a style that makes me want to drop the paintbrush. I spent a lot of time thinking I'd have all my licensing pursuits be digital but never found one style that worked out. I guess I'll just have to keep experimenting!


{scanned ink drawing, live traced and colored with offset in Illustrator}

Oh, and this little logo belongs to my new blog that just launched last week. Pop by Smells like Crayons and see what's going on there!

And YES, my little guy is turning 1 in just a few weeks. I can hardly believe it!