Summer Art – Postcards and A Map

I got a little behind in my creative summer challenges, so I’m happy to report I’m all caught up for now.

For assignment #5 we agreed to illustrate a postcard or series of postcards. I choose to use the words in my blog banner for inspiration. To illustrate these words, I dug through my pile of photographs from our adventures over the years, from living in the mountains to playing in the sea.




For assignment #6 we agreed to illustrate a map. I was inspired by this site, which has the coolest variety of illustrated maps. I had all sorts of ideas for this one, but I decided to keep it relatively simple for my first attempt by doing a map of my favorite places in our downtown. I love the idea of illustrating maps to highlight favorite shops and restaurants, so I am hoping to practice this technique more.

At the end of last semester, we came up with a list of about 20 creative projects to work on over the summer to continue our creative learning. I’m not sure what we’re going to do for our next art project, but I’m hoping to keep these illustration experiments going. I’m thinking about working on a digital art project next, since I learned so much with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and InDesign. In the meantime, I’m looking forward to getting back to my drawing practice.