Creating a slightly surreal composition like this one took a lot of energy and thought power. I had to conceptualize how I would have the dreamcatcher hanging out of the sky, and then I used a real world photo as inspiration for my colored pencil drawing.
The photograph that inspired my drawing was a sunflower captured up in the San Bernardino Mountains with Mount Baldy in the distance. The video below details how I created this illustration from start to finish.
Legends say dreamcatchers will catch your bad dreams, and I like to think that. There is something to be said for the power of positive thought, and this is something I choose to live by in my creative process.
Last week I finally completed the panda bear drawing by adding a bamboo tree wall, and a pebble pathway to the illustration. It is interesting to compare it to the previous post where the pandas were all by themselves. Some people like simple black and white drawings, but I prefer a bit of color, so adding a vibrant background made this drawing feel more complete.
I created a video illustrating how I created the background for my mother panda bear and her baby.