Sunday, May 04, 2008

Illustration Friday: Seeds

With this week's topic, I had a childhood memory of how I used to always wonder where the seeds from a flower would plant themselves when you blew them into the wind. (I know...totally corny!) I am sure my neighbors could have done without me blowing weeds into their yard.

Here is a quick experimentation with Painter's digital watercolor brushes and Hard Pastel on Rice paper. I have not used Painter's watercolors in awhile and I had forgotten how wonderful the brushes are for showing fluid movement. (the seeds blowing out of the dandelion are the "Spatter Water" brush.) When I worked traditonally, I could never control my spatters and would always end up with a muddy mess.


If people like this experimentation then maybe I will do a tutorial next on painter's watercolor and pastels tools. Let me know if you are interested...

10 comments:

Scarlett said...

Of course we want a tuturiol. We love your tut's. Painter is on my list of Stimulus purchases as sooner as I get it.

And no you are not corny, I still wonder about seeds and wind and distances.

Do you know mold spores can travel 500 miles a week?

ChatRabbit said...

Carlyn- great to see you again! Glad to see you back on your blog, too. A couple of hours ago, one of my kids was recreating this scene of yours in my garden. Blowing dandelion fluff directly into my garden! I KNOW where those dandelions are gonna grow- heehee! This piece has a really nice feel to it.

Ursula Shaw said...

Love your illustration! And yes please do post Painter tutorials! I would love to do more with this program.

Siukwan said...

I love the color combination! It's so soft and comfortable!

roz said...

Lovely illustration.
I don't work in painter but I find all of your tutorials fascinating so that would be great if you had time.
Thanks for your generosity!

Nicole said...

Beautiful experiment!

thedoodlegirl said...

I love the feel of this piece! Makes me want to get a dandelion and try it myself!

Danielle McDonald said...

Wow - what an amazing blog! This is beautiful and your Pet Peeves illustration is absolutely stunning. I am quite scared of photoshop, but you are tempting me to play with some of your tutorials! Thanks for your comments on my blog too! It made me smile.

Kathy Weller said...

interested!

cris sandifer said...

I have worked in Photoshop for years as well as watercolors and oils but I am new to Painter X. I would enjoy any tutorials as I don't find it as intutive as photoshop and I get things out of whack and have to restart and get the brushes back to default. I am going to follow along an try your watercolor lesson. It is great. Thanks