Land of Nod Illustrator Assignment

NodCover800w I am not not new to Illustrator.  I have been working in this program for a little over 10 years.  I've barely scratched the surface and I know that once you stop learning, your creative growth is stunted.  Always learn and try new things.  So I took another Skillshare class (told you I am addicted).  This is another one by Brad Woodward called "Learn the Ins and Outs of Illustrator".  The assignment was to find an ad you love, vintage or by a living artist, and duplicate it in Illustrator.  Above is the original, I love this piece and I couldn't find the artist.  If you happen to know, let me know and I'll update this post to give credit.

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Here's my version.  The shirt pattern is off and there are no textures yet.

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And here is the final, added in the textures on the sweaters.  Yet again I loved a Skillshare class and I wanted to share.

Have a great day!

Quiet

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I took another Skillshare class (I'm addicted) and I loved it.  Of course.  Brad Woodward's Digital Illustration class was fantastic.  The project was to illustrate the word Loud or Quiet.  At first I chose Loud but when I started brainstorming, I quickly headed over to the Quiet side.  This is my final illo.  I'm open to critiques, so let me know yay or nay.

Speaking of Quiet, my first published book Queen Quail is Quiet has been out for 6 months this month!  I can't wait to work on another book and for now I'm creating small projects for my shop.

Thanks for visiting and come back soon!

Organization - His & Hers Office/Studio

Making more progress with everything having a place, organized and designed.  The last room to tackle was Raul's office.  In the midst of getting other projects done, this room ended up being the parking lot for lost items.  Items we weren't ready to deal with at the time. We could just close the door when a curious crawling baby, now walking toddler would want to check that room out.  When I took the class on Skillshare, I knew this would be my homework assignment.  As a side note, now I completely understand why "Before" shots (bottom of page) look so bad in the first place.  I know that for me, when I was finally ready to just spend a day on this room, I wanted to get in there and start.  The photos were taken haphazardly because: 1) I didn't want this documented and 2) I was ready for change and photos just delay the process.

I am so happy with both rooms.  We still have a mini pile but at least it is MINI.  :)  Only have so many hours in the day.  Here are the sad, sad before shots.  But it's all in the past!

I also made a few more tweaks to my office styling and just today I bought a little 4 inch golden pothos plant to add some life to my area.

I'm trying to slowly end the ban we have on plants and introduce more into our home instead of just succulents.  We're getting there.   Now it's time to go watch Homeland.  Gnite.