Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Guest Jessica Blank-Speak For The Trees

 (Joy is ready to return, but I will be going out of town! We'll continue with our guest posts through next week.)

When I heard the Lorax's words in the prompt I thought, "We don't need a few people to stand around and speak for the trees, we need everyone to go into the forest and listen." The trees speak for themselves, which is where my idea for this illustration came.

I am still doing a lot of experimenting with ways to make images. Usually I've been sketching, and then doing a tighter inking pass on paper before scanning it in and painting in photoshop. This was a departure for me because I went straight in from my rough sketch to digital painting. I think my happy place is going to be somewhere in the middle. This is also the first time that I have specifically tried to focus on a kidlit audience. 
Thanks to the Sketchables for letting me come by and play!
(Thanks, Jessica! You can see more of Jessica's wonderful work here!)


  1. Oh, Jessica! This is just lovely! Such fun colors and excellent, dramatic tree shadows!!! WOW!

  2. I love it! Great contrast and the purple and orange really pop. The little girl and the tree look very chummy. :)Lovely piece, Jessica.