I am trying to learn how to use illustrator in hopes to one day illustrate some children's books that are brewing in my mind :)  For this project I sketched a landscape with marker, took a picture of it with my phone to email it to my computer, and then worked with it in illustrator.  I used 3 layers.  A background layer, A detail layer, and a layer to save some things and ideas in case I changed my mind.  I mainly use the pen tool to trace around my original sketch...sometimes with a fill color and sometimes without.  I will try another project and hopefully remember to take snap shots as I work to share :)

(my original sketch)


(my illustration)


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