I continue to practice my drawing skills using the traditional pencil and paper approach. I love working with pencils and the level of control, detail I can achieve with the medium. Yesterday, I got an idea to create a piece that represents love for reading. I read every single day. Life would be far less interesting without my books and access to doing research.
The piece started out with a pencil drawing of 'my' eye. Yes, I used my own eye as a model. I took a close up image of my eye using my cellphone. Using the photo as reference, I created an 'eye' drawing.
I opened the Illustrator app to create the typography elements for the artwork. Putting it all together, is a piece expressing an interest in reading.
"Life-transforming ideas have always come to me through books." ~ Bell Hooks