"Out with the Old in with the New!"
Thanks Julia I had a great time! I posted it on my blog for Illustration Friday! Also posted a fictional story to go with it, just so it would work for Illustration Friday. The inspiration and meaning behind the piece is a totally different than the story I posted for IF.
To me it had to be a kid thing. . .meaning it had to work for my portfolio. Okay this is gonna get deep.
I want to get faster at creating, drawing, painting. I want my art to burst with creativity. But there is something inside me that holds me back. Something that feels prickly and strange, like the plant on the left of the illustration. I don't have black hair, but I do have a orange cat. The girl represents me holding on to the past pricklies and crossing the crevasse to the other side of freedom and fun creativity. I am getting there, feeling less and less troubled by those pricklies and stronger each waking day.
The kitty represents the warm fuzzys in my life and I am taking those with me to the other side of fun, laughter, and freedom to create without fear.
Thanks to the Picture-Bookies endless support, I am on the road to being the best illustrator I can be! We have only been a group a short while, but boy have we grown!