Process: Autumn Wind

It's been awhile since I shared the process of a piece with you guys, so here are the steps behind Autumn Wind

It was inspired by car rides through rural New Jersey. All of the leaves change and make the landscape incredibly vibrant, and I wanted to capture that feeling before winter comes. (Read: Never leave your house without a sketchbook, or a camera phone. Out there be monsters.)

Sketchbook, pencil

Sketchbook, pencil

Basic colors, digital

Basic colors, digital

Filling in the colors

Filling in the colors

Kicking up the flair a notch or two

Kicking up the flair a notch or two

Neatening and thickening the "paint"

Neatening and thickening the "paint"

Popping out the highlights, and voilà!

Popping out the highlights, and voilà!

I have an undeniable obsession with swirls and curls.  They just make painting so satisfying! Do you have an obsession with a certain shape or motif? I'd love to hear about it in the comments.


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