My favorite today is "Imagination". As an artist, I feel it is one of the most important things that we can have, even above craft. I think you can always hone a craft or technique, but to be able to really use your imagination and push yourself creatively is something that can be a bit more daunting. Truly, where would you be as an artist without your imagination?
Using my imagination (nice segway huh) I created L'il Purple Monster who just LOVES oranges, which of course makes Mama Purple Monster happy because they are high in vitamin C. This is also my entry to Inspire Me Thursday this week, due to the inspiring theme that is posted there - "purple and orange". I sketched him out in pencil, filed him in with prismacolor pencil and scanned him... then I opened him up in Photoshop added the title and played with the background a bit to give the whole illustration some more texture. I hope you enjoy this l'il guy even if you don't like oranges or the color purple. Thanks for stopping by!