Recent inspiration: I’ve been fascinated by window art. I had the chance to see Magical Murals work their magic on a store window here in Vancouver. Check out their site! And then I started thinking…can I draw something similiar!? I started to research online what tools I need and it appears from ehow.com tempera is the most commonly used tool. There is also this kind of Window Art Painting Set
. Quite inexpensive. I’ll check out Michaels to see what’s out there!
Another inspiration: Cora’s, the Canadian breakfast chain from Quebec. I had the chance to eat there and I really loved the atmosphere and menu – because of these window-art-esque vibrant illustrations. They are bloated to a ginormous size and posted up all over the wall on Cora’s.
I love it!
Because I love window paintings so much, and Mother’s Day is coming up, I decided to draw one for my own, not on the actual window but using Illustrator. Here’s my creation:
If you like to use this illustration, you can purchase the image file from my store.
Dreamstime rejected this as per below note but I do get some hits so thought I’d take it to my own hands and become my own stock art agent :) !
Reason: Poor execution. Please pay more attention to rough/jagged/faceted lines/curves. Lines and curves should be smooth, not aliased, in order to best serve the concept of the image.
Illustration is too simple – this illustration contains few elements or the subject is too simplistically represented. Adding more elements or improving the existing ones in terms of creativity and overall appeal will increase the sale potential of your image. Please note that long series of subjects like alphabet letters, world flags, web buttons and other such illustrations will not be accepted separately but only in sets. Please do not resubmit your work unless you improve it according to the above mentioned.
– Poor execution, please pay more attention to the details. For illustrations, please look for: poorly traced/auto-traced and scanned images, noise and innacurate texturing on 3D renders, too simplistic works, faceted curves, aliased/jagged lines, banding effect on gradients, open paths (vectors), noise/distorted pixels on various textures and images used within the illustration, moiree due to downsampling. For collages, please improve the technical execution (distorted pixels, noise, blendings, etc) in order to best serve the concept of the image.
Eek! I had thought my technical part has improved but it appears I have yet to learn more! Darn! I have fallen back on my vector stock upload (remember, note to self, the goal is 500 by the end of the year!?) so I need to practise more!!! -> ps I think I wrote this May 3 2012 but it never happened…
Anyhow, Happy Mother’s Day to all the Mothers in the world (=