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Hey there! It’s been a little while since I’ve shared anything new here, and that’s because I took most of August “off” to collect new ideas, to step away from the computer and draw exclusively by hand again. I participated in the 21-Day Drawing Challenge created by graphic artist Von Glitschka and presented by Lynda.com. I found out about it a bit late, so I’m still catching up on the last few days. It was ostensibly created for beginning artists or for people who want to enrich their lives with a drawing habit, but I recommend it for artists at any skill level who find themselves in a bit of a rut.
The object of the challenge was to create a finished drawing each day, but what it really did for me was to help generate tons of ideas, and sketches that I’ve only just begun to develop. As of now, I have at least ten new drawings to ink, scan, color, and show off over the next month or so.
I did this illustration before starting the challenge, but since summer weather is still here, it remains relevant. I have it in my shop as an art print, without the lettering.
I’ve wanted to illustrate The Snow Queen for years, so I’ve been working on some concept sketches that grasp the overall look and feel I’ve held inside my head for so long.
This scene is from the end of the story, when Gerda reaches the Snow Queen’s castle and finds Kai playing with pieces of ice on a frozen lake.
I’m so glad I’m an adult now, that I have big strong arms to grasp whatever frozen treat I desire. Also, I can’t believe that I was once able to bite into frozen candy bars without regret.
Speaking of “frozen,” it was an Illustration Friday word long ago…