The reason I titled this post 'Escape' is because that is how creating the art felt. It was basically an escape creatively speaking. The doodle had started about four days prior and was sitting on my desk, so I just added to it over the four day period until I filled the paper. The more I looked at it the more I liked it.
Last night I decided to use it to create an example to show my illustration students this week. Just because it's digital illustration too many students think all the heavy lifting has to take place inside the box when in actuality it doesn't. So I'll be showing them how you can use your raw doodles as final artwork. Granted on an assignment you'd have to target a specific subject or theme but still the style and approach could work the same way. I just want them to view digital illustration as a method that allows for great flexibility not a ridgid tool driven work flow which I think is part of the problem in art programs now. (I'll save that rant for another time)
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