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.