Monday, November 10, 2008

Illustration Friday - Wise



Mature trees seems wise to me. This pen & ink drawing is from life and imagination. I started with a real tree, but exaggerated the knots and bark to create a face.

My last Illustration Friday entry was in July. Wow! I took a one week break because I was overwhelmed by my job, and it turned into a 3 month hiatus. I love Illustration Friday, because it exercises my creativity muscles. I believe artistic development requires both technical skills and creative skills, and they need to be developed in tandem. Technical skills are required to effectively express creative ideas, and creative ideas are the whole reason for acquiring the technical skills in the first place.

I am back on the saddle, so to speak, and vow once again to contribute to Illustration Friday every week!

10 comments:

INDIGENE said...

I love trees, too! This is exquisite and your skills are amazing!

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Digital Scott's Illustrationblog said...

Excellently done!

I enjoyed your words too. I also had a few months off from IF. And I also think art is both creativity and skill.

moverlow said...

I agree with your thoughts. You illustration is beautifully done!

Christine said...

I love your tree. It does convey wisdom from having seen much, doesn't it?

krisztina maros said...

beautiful work!

Laurel Neustadter said...

Thanks for the comments, everyone.

Mike said...

excellent drawing, and the face in the tree is well done.

Bobo said...

This truly looks like a wisdom tree! I like your strokes, very beautifully done!

And yes, creativity and skill are soul and body for art!

Heather T. said...

A gorgeous drawing, if not a gorgeous tree, but definitely a wise one.

Jami said...

Illustration Friday is quite the fun experience. I love your illustration of the wise tree.