|Watercolor base complete. Next, I use colored pencils to add the print and make it come to life.|
It was fun to go back to familiar territory: illustration for the home-sewing industry, my bread and butter income over the past 25-or-so years. Except that the last few years have really been s-l-o-w for me. I used to get hired to do maybe 8 to 10 illustrations a month, sometimes more...now I'm lucky to get a few jobs a year! The industry is changing, relying on quick and cheap photography more and more, plus there is just a decline in home-sewing in general. But I still love to do the artwork when I get the chance!