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The latest entry to Illustration Friday from the prompt "Float." I was originally going to do a root beer float, because that was my favorite treat when I was a kid. Then I thought of a parade float. But decided to go with this piece, even if it's a little more obvious. It's based off of a dream I had recently. I wasn't able to fly, but only float, and it was really difficult. I decided to keep with the kids theme by making it me as a chunky little kid (I really did love those root beer floats ;o)
This is also my first real piece created using the program Painter. I definitely don't feel comfortable with it yet, and really I could have done this faster (and less messy) in Photoshop, BUT, I can tell that there is something there worth pursuing. I've seen the results people get with Painter, so I know that it is a good program. Just different from what I'm used to. I messed around with the oil brushes, pencils, blenders. Maybe I'll keep up my practice with these Illo Fridays.
Let me know what you think! And if you have any Painter tips or tutorials, let me know.