Description I have this crazy 'Pony Tail' palm tree that is about 15 years old and 7 feet tall. I actually inherited it from a landlord in Boulder about 4 years ago, so it's traveled with me for a while now. About once a year I rotate it 180 degrees and the branches will bend around themselves back to towards the sunlight. It's amazing. It also casts some awesome shadows on the wall at night. Ever since I first saw it, I knew that I would have to incorporate it into a drawing someday. It really reminds me of the trees from the Dr. Suess books, which are definitely one of my biggest influences.I also took a great photo of these parrots a few years ago in the Cayman Islands, and since I have been drawing crazy-colorful animals lately...I thought I would bring these guys into the mix. So here we have 'Parrots in a Palm Tree'...enjoy.
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.
Thanks for viewing. Have a great day.
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