animals, fantasy illustration, Pen and Ink Drawing, whimsy

Two Fish with Bubbles

These two fantasy fish are pen and ink line art drawings done the old fashioned way .,..with a crowquill pen and Higgins black drawing ink. Of course, they are mirrored images of themselves in photoshop.

I digitally colored them today as the original felt a little plain in just black and white. This is an untraditional color palette for fish in the sea but I think it’s exciting. Well, why not have some fun. The picture it will be next to is of a soft grey/blue/turquoise palette and they hopefully will work together well. Maybe my fish are a little on the whacky side? They would like that.

I originally just wanted to add some bubbles as they are supposed to be saying HI to each other and then look what happened. I think the eyeballs are better placed in the original, so I may go back and change it again. I got carried away coloring. I thought they needed eyebrows too. Ha. Here’s the original black and white. This is a page from my little picture book BFF Best Friends Forever, which I have been working on for a few weeks.

alphabet, birds, fantasy illustration, Illustrations, kids, simple photoshop, whimsy

Alphabet letter F

Here is the letter F for the alphabet book I am working on. This fantasy bird is completely created with digital feather brushes. I had a lot of fun doing it and even though it isn’t a popular subject, it’s what I want to do. I picture it as a book in English and Spanish. This could be a complete time sink me thinks. I’m have a habit of doing projects that are too big for me but here goes. This is not a kids’ color palette but that can be changed. I have put it on products as a tester to see what people think of it. Personally, I like it a lot but I’ve been known to be prejudice.

Here it is on some products to have fun with.

alphabet, fantasy illustration, fonts, Illustrations, simple photoshop, whimsy

Original Nymph

Sometimes I see things that aren’t there. When I check and look again, they are gone. I see little creatures in the forest. Here is a little androgynous imp that I found in the cool forest. I have been playing with painting with light and this is a first attempt to use some overlay filters with different opacities. fun. The fonts are JellyBelly for nymph and StrokeDimension for the word original. In both fonts, I have used an additional 2 colors.
If you want to check it out, here’s a link on FineArtAmerica.