Hey! Did you miss me? What? Didn’t even realize I was gone? I’ve finally moved and I’m pretty much settled in (ish) and ready to get back into illos. I thought I’d jump in with a contribution to Illustration Friday’s theme, “Lonely”. This illustration is actually a new rendition of some concepts I was working on many years ago – when I first started working digitally. I think it fits the theme.
I’m currently working on a picture book manuscript about an imaginative 5 year old, Gertrude Candice, and her dog Tippy. I’ve done up several concept sketches and think I may have found her groove – I’m pulling in a lot of textures these days, as you can tell. I’ve started carrying my camera around with me when we are out and about and I find some pretty amazing textures. Gertrude’s hair is textured with a photo layer of a very old stone wall in Old Montreal. I think it gives it that fiery quality.
It feels so great to be back at it! See more of my illustration portfolio at www.julieprescesky.com.