adventures in dysthymia

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Profiles

I've been fooling about a bit in Corel Draw lately, with thoughts of going new directions, illustration-wise. I think I'm in a bit of a rut with those pen things I've been turning out the last twenty-plus years. So, a complete break maybe...

This is a very simple silhouette of a faun I created. I'm still pretty much in the learning stage on this sort of thing but the basic concept isn't difficult. Maybe it isn't really suitable as 'illustration' but this sort of thing is certainly a way of creating bits of decoration.

Much more than this can be done, of course. Applying gradients, layering figures, etc. Art Nouveau-ish ornamentations. And all in gray-scale, of course, as color illustration is just too pricey for most books. I do have projects where this stuff might fit well.

On another but sort of related note, I created a FaceBook page for myself as 'author.' That's at: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Stephen-Brooke-Author/275146509198283 Not a big deal but it doesn't hurt to have it. Even if I do end up neglecting it.

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