IF (Illustration Friday) 10/31/14, the topic was Smooth. This topic was difficult for me, as I had no clue what to illustrate. I went through so many drafts I can't even recall everything I came up with for this one. It was hard in terms of associating the topic with the illustration (I like to have at least a moderate recognition or link between both the topic and what I've decided to illustrate). I came to this final incarnation when I decided I was going to illustrate a sailboat, but wanted to portray it in a manner that fit my style. It was then I decided to illustrate Captain Hook's ship the Jolly Roger from Disney's Peter Pan sailing through the sky to Neverland. I'm particularly fond of this illustration as I wanted to capture the boat, and all the children (Pan and the Lost Boys included), sailing off through the sky. Originally I was going to include Big Ben in the illustrate but decided instead to simply portray the "Second Star to the right", that Pan tells the children Neverland is located. It's a simple illustration but effective, and I think it captures the spirit of what I intended. The piece is entirely digital done in Painter.
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