Thursday, April 10, 2014

Spring Rain

Let the rain kiss you. Let the rain beat upon your head with silver liquid drops. Let the rain sing you a lullaby. - Langston Hughes

Spring Rain
Today’s post is a mixed media digital art piece that I made inspired by  JOURNAL 52‘s Week 14 Prompt was RAIN or SHINE. It rained all day yesterday, so I was truly inspired to make this!  HELLO SPRING!! 
“Can words describe the fragrance of the very breath of spring?”
― Neltje Blanchan

Thursday, April 3, 2014

For the Love of Coffee Digital Art Painting

 Does it show? Can you tell? 

I love coffee! 

I've created the coffee cup by first making a pencil sketch, then digitizing the sketch to use as my reference for my painting in Corel Painter.  I used a captured bristle brush and smeary palette knife with some blending tools for most of the painting and detail work.  The backgrounds were created in Photoshop with use of coffee stain brushes and layering my colors in cream, orange, and blue.  I hope you like them! I would love to hear what you think. Thanks for stopping by! 

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

I was inspired to create this art journal page by a book that I read when i was a young girl, called The Secret Garden.  Have you ever read it?  I remember falling in love with it! I so enjoyed the mysterious, magical  garden and how it awakened my love of nature.  

“If you look the right way, you can see that the whole world is a garden.” ~ Frances Hodgson Burnett

~Bird and Floral images are my original digital illustrations- FEATHERED FRIEND and PEAR BLOSSOMS
~Background is VINTAGE STAIN PAPER IN BLUE with added paint splotched edges and water stains.
~Young girl is a digitally altered vintage image with a digital paper pieced nightgown, using my own DARE TO DREAM Digital Papers.
Have a creative day!
Welcome friends to A Creative Need Digital Designs

I will be posting my digital art prints, illustrated cards and digital images that I create here in my home using my pencils, pens, sketchbook and digital software.  I work most often in Photoshop Elements and Corel Painter.

I hope you will join me on my digital illustration journey! It's always evolving and I'm enjoying every moment!

Have a creative day,