Art for a New Baby

doggonefishingsketchEarlier this week, my sister welcomed a new baby boy into the world! He is absolutely precious, and I can’t wait to finally meet him and shower him with love when we are all together for my other sister’s wedding this June!

But June is quite a ways off, so I decided that while I’m impatiently waiting to meet my new nephew, it might be nice to make and send my sister a gift for her little guy’s room. After some encouragement from my daughter, I decided to finish a piece that has so far only been living in my art pad as a rough sketch. I was planning to be done with the whole thing last night so that I could share the finished illustration with you today, but alas computer problems kept me from getting very far on it. In any case, I thought that this morning I could at least show you where the illustration is at currently. I’m having a tough time choosing the right color palette, but I’m hopeful that it will come around sometime later today. Fingers crossed! Once I’m happy with the finished piece I just might be listing prints in my shop, so if you’re interested, I hope you’ll keep an eye out for that.

doggonefishingsketchcolorroughBy the way, if you are interested illustrator Brad Woodard will be teaching a new Skillshare class for Adobe Illustrator beginners (that’s me), called Learn the Ins and Outs of Illustrator. The class is only $20, but Brad (being the stellar guy that he is) has provided a discount for Creature Comforts readers! Just use promo code ‘COMFY’ at checkout to apply your 25% savings! The whole class will only cost you $15! Such an amazing price for so much learning! Sign up here! If you want to read about my experience in Brad’s last class you can find my post here.

Have a beautiful and relaxing weekend friends! See you next week! xo Ez

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18 Comments

    • Ez
      Ez / / Reply

      Thanks so much Leanda! What a great interview too! Brad is such a talent. I love how unassuming and genuine he is. Such a treat to get to learn from him! Hope to see you in another Skillshare class soon!

  1. Kelly / / Reply

    I love this and hope it goes into your shop – I don’t need one quite yet but have your shop pinned for when I know of a new baby who needs a gift! Your art is fantastic!

    • Ez
      Ez / / Reply

      Oh thank you so much Kelly. I think I’ve finished the piece, now all I need to do is add it to the shop! Look for it soon! xo Ez

  2. Joy | Frock Files / / Reply

    What a thoughtful and sweet gift to give your sister! I think sometimes I get so caught up in what to buy off of the registry that I don’t think outside of the box to things I could make. These handmade gifts have a story behind them, and over time that becomes so much more meaningful than, say, a diaper bag. They’ll treasure it forever.

    • Ez
      Ez / / Reply

      Yes, I fall into that trap too! Usually it is more out of lack of time than anything else. But when you actually can make something to give, it feels so lovely, doesn’t it?! Thanks for your comment Joy! xo

  3. Maria @ Orchard Bloom / / Reply

    I love seeing a couple steps of your process! Very cool. Also, I’ve been itching to learn how to use illustrator. The class discount is great! Thanks for the opportunity.

  4. vickidvorak / / Reply

    Just signed up for Brad’s class! Maybe I’ll see you there, Ez. :-)

    Love your illustrations!!! xo

    ~ Vicki

    • Ez
      Ez / / Reply

      Hooray! Yes, I’ll be seeing you in class for sure! I can’t wait! xo Ez

  5. Twila / / Reply

    Love your work! I also signed up for Brad’s glass per your recommendation! How do you normally color your illustrations? Is it hand painted or through a computer program? If hand painted, how do you get the quality correct in order to make prints of them?

    • Ez
      Ez / / Reply

      So excited we’ll be in the class together Twila! I usually start by drawing a sketch on paper and then scan (at a hi-resolution) and color it in using photoshop. For print-quality images you want to work with a file that is a minimum of 300dpi. That will yield nice quality printing results.

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