I registered for an Adobe Illustrator class because it is a prerequisite for an Adobe Photoshop class. I didn’t know what I signed up for and didn’t even think to look it up. I just did it. About three weeks into the class I realized that when they named the software Illustrator they really meant it. This is the first drawing class I have taken since junior high school. I almost panicked and quit because I don’t really draw. How was I going to be able to do the final project?
What I found out is that I like drawing. I remember so much from what I learned in elementary school and junior high school. So my drawings may not be absolutely stunning, but I am able to express myself with them. I feel like I have a new super power, yes I have other super powers, don’t you?
Little Owl, all green and pink, is my creation. I studied different photos and cartoons and drawings of owls. I wanted to make something small, simple, cute, and memorable. I sketched Little Owl out one evening. The next day I traced my sketch using the Pen Tool in Illustrator. I carefully picked happy shades of pink and green. I wasn’t sure if Little Owl would be a pink owl with green wings or a green owl with pink wings. It took a while for me to decide. I think I made the right choice.
I’m making it a goal to draw a new owl each month for an Owl of the Month. I have lots of ideas of where this might go, but I knew that to get it started I’d have to introduce you to Little Owl.