Digital Painting —
As I've expressed before — I've been going back
to older sketchbook drawings to digitally paint them.
In 2019, I created a number of drawings with
my niece's three children in mind. One afternoon, the
lovely Juh-Nay* popped outa me brain — invoking
many summers I spent on my uncle's farm —
and you'll find that original sketch here.
*Pronounced like Tom Hanks' character
Forrest Gump said the name Jenny: Juh-Nay. : )
It's fun to say it the way he did — try it and if you
disagree I'll happily refund your admission price.
Anyway, it was a blast to contrast my memories of those
and mud wallowing pigs my uncle raised —
with the rather pristine Juh-Nay — enjoying her new ribbons
— complete with her pearl necklace and gold rings.
For the back ground I was inspired to
return to an old influence of mine: Disney story-board
artist and Children's book
author and illustrator, Bill Peet
— in part due to a recent conversation about him I had with
a friend of mine while I worked to complete this one.
Bill Peet created many of the character designs for
Sword and the Stone,' and 'Jungle Book,' to
name just two
— and wrote and Illustrated the beloved
children's story Huge Harold as well as many others!
This image was digitally painted
using Krita —
awesome, FREE! computer painting software
Image Copyright 2021, Jephyr! (Jeff Curtis)
All Rights Reserved