Due to the holidays, I missed doing the last two IF challenges. So, I sat down twice today and did two quick sketches to take care of my self-designated obligation. The first one I missed was 'PEACE'. I immediately thought of my fiance who, instead of sitting her regular Zazen at my old aikido dojo, ran herself ragged at Christmastime.
The other I missed was 'PHOENIX'. There were a lot of cliches available: an actual firey bird; the ship from Battle of the Planets, or Jean Grey. I decided to go with a lesser known cliche. I am still new to digital coloring and haven't quite got the feel of the tablet yet. I am no guache expert by any means, but there is a feel to moving paint that digital coloring doesn't have.
So, these aren't finished illustrations, I know that, but it's the thought that counts, right? Right?