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Beginning: woods

January 20, 2014

A hiker at the beginning of a path leading to woods and mountains beyond

My response to Illustration Friday’s “Beginning” topic … the start of a journey into woods and beauty and the unknown. Over at Illustration Friday, there’s a wonderful variety of others’ responses to this topic, very worth checking out.

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  1. January 20, 2014 7:04 am

    great sketch! I never know what to sketch for illustration friday ;(

    • January 20, 2014 5:11 pm

      Part of the fun is seeing all the different translations that other people have come up with for Illustration Friday — and don’t worry, there’s no wrong solution.

  2. January 20, 2014 10:34 am

    I love this, the beginning of adventure! Did you use a ballpoint pen for this sketch or is it a digital sketch?

    • January 20, 2014 5:10 pm

      Thanks! It’s a digital sketch. I usually sketch stuff over and over with a pen in a sketchbook first. And then I use a Wacom tablet for digital sketching. I love the thing — it’s so much easier to use than a computer mouse or (even worse) use the finger pad.

      • January 20, 2014 10:17 pm

        Very cool! Thanks for sharing a bit of your process. I got a Wacom tablet for my birthday, but I have yet to really use it for art. That will have to be a new year’s goal!

  3. January 20, 2014 11:41 am

    Made me think of the Enchanted Forest…enjoyed your sketch.

  4. January 20, 2014 12:45 pm

    This is a great sketch!

  5. January 20, 2014 10:12 pm

    beautiful, but it pains me to think how long that would have taken you!

    • January 21, 2014 5:43 am

      Thanks — but not to worry. This didn’t take hours upon hours. Plus, I really enjoyed doing it!

  6. January 21, 2014 8:51 am

    This is super cool. This is the first I’ve heard of Illustration Friday. I might have to try my hand at it this week.

  7. January 21, 2014 7:54 pm

    Wacom tablet??? I’ll have to look into that when and if I ever have more time.
    Too much Tech – I am not good with. 🙂
    I like your drawing – doesn’t matter how it was done. Beginnings, new beginnings can be scary.

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