This is what I’m thinking of doing a quicky home page place holder for Lovely Items. I did this in Adobe Fireworks.
Here are some cherry blossom buds. I think I have all the building blocks in need … hmm
Here’s a bee I drew tonight. My favorite part about creating this drawing was forming the long legs complete with “pollen baskets.” The pollen coating looks a lot like fat socks. I think they makes the bee look very cute. I also like the way the wings turned out. They look very delicate. Again, I put this drawing on a background so the black details show.
I’m thinking of using this in the header art for Lovely items. I put the flower on a colored background because the drop shadow cannot be seen against the background of this blog.
It’s also nice against a green background.
I think I will make a wallpaper with this too ;p.
Here’s the next revision of my ladybug. I really like this one.
With special Effects:
Adobe Illustrator doesn’t provide a tool to create perspective. It seems like it should be a hard thing since people have been hand drafting perspective for years. I tried dinking with the mesh tool, but that made a serious mess, so that left me with no choice but to draw in perspective. It’s not much but it will do in a pinch. I, also, did some changes to the drawing to make it a little closer to a lady bug. So here it is:
Here with special effects: