When I first learned about Illustration Friday a few weeks ago, I got very excited. It's a great project with plenty of very inspirational participants. How can I help myself from taking part?
My first IF attempt was on the topic of Tranquility:
Then, I did one on Empty:
And, the third one is on Wisdom:
The first picture is done with pen and watercolour washes. A style I'm quite comfortable with. Although, when I painted that picture, it was a while since I last held my brushes.
The second picture is one of my first attempts at digital painting. It's quite feeble, I know. But, I was happy to continue learning and growing. And, very excited about the new medium of digital art making.
The third picture is a digital illustration. Another feeble attempt. It makes me feel like giving up the idea of doing any illustrations at all. But then, I want to keep reminding myself that I didn't used to paint or draw nice things either. So, if I can improve my painting and drawing, I should be able to improve with illustrating too, right?
Anyway, I'm looking forward to participating in more IFs. That's why I've alloted a section in this blog for this practice.
Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.