Eau de Colleen

I drew this piece for my blogging friend Colleen.  She’s a talented photographer with a kind heart.  She wants to visit Ireland, land of her ancestors, but she can’t because the trip could kill her.  She suffers from a condition that could creep up on any one of us.  In fact, more Americans are diagnosed with it than with diabetes.  If you want to know what it is, and how to prevent it, then you’d better check out Colleen’s blog.
I drew this piece in Manga Studio on a drawing tablet called the Cintiq Companion.  Even though it’s digital art I wanted it to look hand-drawn so I avoided using the graphics design tools like grids and rulers.  I must admit to doing plenty of cutting and pasting on the flower grid pattern, fifth up on the right, though. I really enjoyed doing this piece and I’m starting to get better at using layers in Manga Studio.

By the way, if you want to know why the piece says “Eau de Colleen” then you need to check out this post.


Posted on September 11, 2014, in Art and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 16 Comments.

  1. Thank you Sarah for your gifts. I don’t know if you consciously chose to do some of the “fragrance doodles” in black and white and some in blue in black — but I do love both. Thank you for bringing the beauty of the Irish (Celtic) spirit to me since I can’t get there. ❤


  2. Beautiful, as always. I’ve never tried to draw on a computer. This is wonderful and a very special gift.


    • Thanks Gigi. Since I first discovered them I’ve always wanted to draw using a computer. I started on an Amiga – do you remember those? Technology has only just caught up with me really. I can finally have almost the same drawing experience as I do with a pen and paper but with all the advantages of a computer. 🙂


  3. What an enchanting illustration, Sarah! The magic of your hand + the skill of the computer! The aroma of the post title is extremely appealing as well…Love the thought behind the post and love your work as always!!!


  4. I thought that might be the case. Makes me think of being in the fresh air surrounded by blue sky and blue waters. 😀


  5. Reblogged this on sondasmcschatter and commented:
    THANK SARAH————–


  6. Thank you for visiting my blog and liking my post. I pray you come again some time. Blessings, Natalie 🙂


  7. Hearty Kudos, once again, Sarah! You are an Artist, of course, and a Very Good one. And today I Congratulate You, (and Colleen), on ‘Eau-de-Colleen,’ which is in Reality, Eau-de-Nature! 🙂


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