Missing Oak Dad

One more illustration to Acorn story, close to the end. Oak tree is longing for her dad, who became a book.  Looks like I have finished!

watercolors & digital
watercolors & digital

 

Old Big Oak

Other trees tell the young oak what it will look like in the future.

watercolors & digital
watercolors & digital

Baby Oak

One more illustration to Acorn story. I’m afraid I  don’t keep the right order,  this one will be placed just after the underground house.  And Debbie’s just fine after her first ride this winter. Today she has gone out just to the meadow, but when I was going back from my walk, she was practising short gallops  here and there behind the fence.  Once she didn’t managed to make the turn and she had fallen on her back… it didn’t spoil her good humour at all. She thought for a moment what to do about it and then she  wallowed in the snow. This animal is just mad, sometimes. (That’s why it’s not me who’s riding her. My Basia is a good quiet horse!). The main problem with curing a fullblood is that they have just two modes, on and off. When Debbie was in “off” mode she walked slowly and she was very cautious. Now it seems she’s  “on” again.

watercolors & digital
watercolors & digital

 

“Hello, Dad!”

“Eventually the acorn grew to be as big as the tall leafy trees she lived next to…” (This is a girl-acorn).  The fat tree is her  Dad.  Beams of light are added in Overlay mode. It would be hard to make them in watercolor, in Photoshop it’s five seconds. With other things, it’s just the other way round; many are much easier when working on a piece of paper.  One day the topic will be lectured in art schools, I guess. Now it’s impossible, traditional artists despise computer edition and computer lovers hate paper;  it ‘s all about emotions, not reason.

watercolors and digital edition
watercolors and digital edition

“Do I want to be a book?…”

Young oak is growing and thinking about future. Please remember in this particular book being a book is considered to be bright future. I still have mixed feelings about it; I don’t mind books, but I strongly prefer to be a reader!

Watercolors and digital edition (white circles are digital!)
Watercolors and digital edition (white circles are digital!)

Seeing The Sky Again

Continuation of acorn story; now it becomes a young oak story.

Seeing The Sky Again

The Reader

I’ve made a big jump; this is the last illustration in “Acorn” series, when the tree is already a book.  The content of the pages is added digitally, sure. Who could draw it by hand… The girl is watching herself – “picture in the picture” case – but this will be hardly noticable even in bigger scale.

watercolors + digital edition
watercolors + digital edition

Underground House

Acorn’s sleeping and growing. This is my favourite picture in the series, I like to draw little houses.

Acorn Underground

Hungry Squirrel

Acorn story, illustration no. 2.  Situation looks bad at the moment, but finally the squirrel will bury the acorn unerground, leaving it for later.

watercolors and some digital edition
watercolors and some digital edition