She was reading but my bet is she won’t finish this book and very soon it will gently fall to the ground. She is looking pretty relaxed with her pet rabbit on her shoulder. I had a pet rabbit once in Pittsburgh, PA. This little pen and ink sketch done with black ink on white watercolor paper dates back a few years when I was contemplating writing an alphabet book. I am sure I had slated it to be H for Hammock but, since I’ve been putting images on kids t-shirts I’m opting for the word “Rest”. I have a feeling moms would like to rest so I did this for them. They could think about a little rest when they dress the baby or child.
The font is Lieb Doni and I hope people find it appropriate. When it comes to fonts, there are so many ways to go and so many choices, it can get confusing. I colored this digitally with my Wacom Intuos Pro tablet and pen in photoshop CS6. I need to practice using brushes again…it’s been a really long time. I love using the big brushes and keeping the opacity always somewhere from 30 to 50%. I’d rather build up layers of transparent color. I love painting this way. It is very relaxing. I think all the black strokes around the hammock are making the whole image a little dark.
I would appreciate comments and critiques. That’s what I am using the blog for.
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2 thoughts on “A Hammock rests here”
Hi, Michele, the font looks great. I would suggest a small change and move the word underneath the sleeping woman. It wouldn’t interfere so much with the trees.
Love the illustration!
thanks. I will work on it and get back to you.
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