Friday, August 10, 2007


I've been playing around with textures in Adobe Illustrator. Encouraged by the thoughts on the topic of Von Glitschka, and the pictures of several other illustrators, including Jeffrey Pelo, I decided to give it a try. Since I do a lot of watercolor painting, I am partial to the look of natural textures. So this is a great way to "naturalize" the slick perfection of color blends and builds in Illustrator and Photoshop.

The drawing itself started from one of my sketchbook drawings. I scanned it in and traced it Illustrator. I then colored it with flat colors using various levels of transparency. At this point all the colors were very flat, so I wanted to crunch it up a bit. So I ran outside with my digital camera and shot the road surface in front of my house. I brought it into the computer and loaded it up. I think it worked well!


Bickley said...

I just found your comment from my daughter's move in day. What a surprise! I don't find many people who appreciate the genius that is Terry Scott Taylor! Glad to make your accquaintance. I sadly had to miss a recent concert of the Lost Dogs in Dallas, due to my work schedule. I work nights and can't go to weeknight concerts unless I arrange for vacation. I didn't find out in time that they were playing in Dallas on a recent Thursday night. But I got to see them before Gene died. I'll check on your blog regularly. Take care!