Illustration Friday Fun

Ahoy there! In case you don’t know anything about Illustration Friday, here’s a quick intro taken from their website:

Illustration Friday is a weekly creative outlet/participatory art exhibit for illustrators & artists of all skill levels. A new topic is posted each Friday and you have one week to draw, paint or doodle your interpretation.

A winner is chosen every week at random, rather than on merit. I love seeing the other entries and the topics are so diverse that it’s great for taking you away from your normal subject matter. You can have lots of fun experimenting with a medium or style you don’t normally use, too. I think it’s fantastic to promote art as something everyone can do. Too often people feel pressured that if they pick up a brush they have to paint a masterpiece. Illustration Friday takes the competition out and puts the fun back in art. Cool idea, huh?

The topic for this week’s Illustration Friday is water! I already have a few water-based pieces but you can only submit one per topic. It’s been tough but I’ve finally decided on this baby *drumroll please*… And the winner is… Shorebound!

Originally done as a preparatory drawing for my illustrations for The Cats of the River Darro, prints of this little beaut will be available from my Etsy shop, coming soon to a computer near you! EDIT: My Etsy shop is now ONLINE! Take a look: here!


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