Saturday, August 25, 2012


Aaah, I needed that.  Seems like I haven't done any artplay for a long time, and my time away from it has mostly been spent hanging out in my left brain.

I dug myself out a little bit today for Illustration Friday where this week's prompt is "Tall".  I chose to do this Japanese castle rising above the trees.  Even though it's a bit "geometric" for a foray outside of the left brain, I made myself do it with no help from a straight edge.  It does look a bit unstable in places - as well it should.

A little instability is a good thing from time to time.


  1. Hey Abby! This is just excellent! I'm glad you went over for a walk in your right brain :)

  2. This is so awesome! Good to see some art from you again. I agree, it gets harder and harder to draw stuff when your mind is occupied :s.

  3. Hmmm.. I may have to show this to my middle two boys. It would fit in the decor of their rooms quite nicely. Good to see you giving your right brain a workout again. Doesn't look like it needed too much dusting off based on the quality of those lines! :)

  4. It looks terrific! I think a straight edge would have taken away the worn, organic feel. Wonderful details and light value!

  5. This drawing looks like it took a long time, so many strokes. I don't know how you can draw on command, you must have a wealth of visions ready to make their debut at any given time.

  6. Nice lines. Pretty impressive the detail and clarity even if it is "without a straight edge". Glad to have you back sharing your artwork.