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Blue House with Illustrated Bushes

July 31st, 2014 by

illustrated blue house with bushes
Today I worked on some bushes. Not bushes outside my house (although those can certainly use trimming). No, I added two illustrated bushes to the front of the blue illustrated house I started last week.

Next step will probably be working on clouds. My plan is to add text to the inside of the clouds, so the illustration will “talk to you.”

I only found one tutorial on how to make the illustrated bushes. Maybe I will write my own? Unfortunately, I found the technique I used rather cumbersome, so I can’t say I would recommend it. So, no, probably no post on how to create illustrated bushes. But I would happy to read one written by someone else.

6 Responses to Blue House with Illustrated Bushes

  1. Lorri M. says:

    I like this, Leora. The bushes and grass give the house a lived in look, from the exterior. I like the shutters, nice addition (contrasting with the blue windows), and love the lamppost (so charming and classic looking).

    • Leora says:

      This is beginning to feel like a year-long project, but there it is. Hopefully, I will feel pleased in the end. I already put an initial banner with three houses on a new mockup of a home page … might ask you to give me feedback when I’m ready to put it online in a test area.

      Thanks for the support, Lorri.

  2. Laura says:

    I love the bushes–they give texture and depth to the illustration. I like the lamppost, too, but I am confused a little by it. Is it lighting for the house or a street lamp?

    • Leora says:

      Interesting point. This what happens when you cobble together different elements. If you walk down North Fifth near the library, Laura, you may see the house with a lamppost. That’s what inspired this one. I kind of moved it in between two houses… not sure if I really need to explain much in a mural, just show elements of a suburban community with older houses.

  3. I am following your progress…. I like it so far!

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