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Illustration Friday Submission: Pattern

This is our cat Diemos, named after one of the moons of Mars (his brothers name is... wait for it... Phobos)

This is our cat Diemos, named after one of the moons of Mars (his brother's name is... wait for it... Phobos)

I confess that this piece is not new but it fit the theme so well, or at least I think so. It’s also one of my favorite pieces and reminds me that I need to continue to explore this digital process, which combined the use of Illustrator, Photoshop, hand-drawing (in PS), and photos. Essentially it’s a collage.

I call it Diemos in the Sky with Catnip


Illustration Friday & what happened to my summer?

It’s hard to believe how quickly my summer has flown. It’s been a busy one and needless to say, challenging on several levels ~ for the most part, all the challenges have been growing experiences so I can’t really complain.

On a lighter note, I’ve decided to go on a 30-day drawing marathon per Steve Pavlina style. I keep telling myself that I need to start drawing again and although I’ve started a figure drawing class, I need to just start making marks on paper again.  I’m hoping this marathon will jump-start this habit and that it will stick.

Day 1 is also my very first entry to Illustration Friday’s website.  This week’s theme is Infinite.  And here is my entry:


One of my biggest challenges is my roadblock to drawing from my imagination. I love to draw, but I’ve only drawn from life.  This is the first time that I have made marks on paper, at least since I was 10, without allowing my self-criticism to get the best of me. The criticism is still there but I won’t allow it to stop me from just playing. That’s all this is really. Just playing.