This is my submission this week for Illustration Friday. The word is TRAVEL. The woman traveled here by boat, or maybe by book, or maybe, like me, by imagination. The tiger is frivolous but if you're gonna dream - dream big.
I'm also including my 2 sketchbook pages that I used for this idea. The first is my thinking page - a bunch of words and scribbles. The second page focuses a little more on the idea. I love seeing into the sketchbook of other artists so I'm sharing too! One of the most inspirational books I've ever read is "An Illustrated Life" by Danny Gregory which I would very highly recommend. It's a peak into the sketchbooks of MANY artists along with their sketchbook experiences and recommendations.
I looked up the tiger and the boat on the internet for reference but the rest is from my imagination. That is what I've been working on for the last couple of years - drawing as much as I can from my imagination!!! It's much more liberating and come on . . . setting up this scene with models would have been extremely expensive.