“Mesmerizing” *Illustration Friday*
Here we are, another Illustration Friday, and this week the word is “Mesmerizing”. I knew I wanted a kid sitting down just staring at something. So at first I had him looking at a ball. Yeah a ball. I mean, what is more mesmerizing to a kid then a ball right?! Maybe it was a feral child, or some kid how just really likes balls. I knew this whole “ball” thing wasn’t going to cut it. I couldn’t think of a single thing. So I hit the road! I went on a small 5 1/2 month hike through the wilderness of South America, then rode a bike to Australia. I found my peace while meditating in a mens room at Target™. “A CANDLE!” I yelled at the top of my lungs as I ran home to draw the candle in the kids hand! Pretty sweet story huh? (oh yeah and a monster is going to grab him and probably eat him.)
This method of painting in Photoshop like this is new to me. I like the effect. But I do know that I still need some practice with this technique.