Description This was by far the fastest drawing I have ever done. I finished it in just two sittings over about 10 hours. Just like the aspen trees are one continues system of branches and roots, the lines seemed to just follow each other across the page until it was finished.In all of my work I start with only the black ink, draw the basic layout, and then go back with color. Reminiscent of the Dr. Suess coloring book days as a little kid.In this version, I scanned the image when I was done with the black ink...I then selected the trees in Photoshop and dropped in some color-gradient backgrounds. I like the combination between the white branches, which are closer to what the aspens really look like in nature, and the computer-generated backgrounds.
Phil Lewis, Boulder, CO Member Since October 2007 Artist Statement Throughout my life I have always felt a special connection to nature, and being outdoors inspires me to create. The amazing scenery in Colorado has certainly fueled this inspiration, and the surrounding landscapes appear frequently in my work. In addition to drawing the things I see around me, I also like to draw the things I come up with on my own. To imagine is the most fun.
Lately I have been developing a style of artwork that combines pen drawings and digital design. I will start out with black line drawings and then color them in with Sharpie and Prismacolor markers. I then scan my drawings into Photoshop and re-brush some of the sections, add shading, effects, and adjust the colors until they “pop” as much as possible. I then print the images digitally on fine-art canvas. The resulting media is a hybrid pen-drawing / digital-canvas, which ends up looking like a giant piece of candy stuck to the wall.
I am truly humbled and grateful for the ability to create this art, and through it, I hope to bring as much color and light into the world as I can.
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