Submission for Illustration Friday’s topic: Star Gazing. The images I could come up with invariably involved someone laying on a field at night, or peeking through a telescope, looking up at the stars. So I thought I could have the stars actually gazing back. This weekly Illustration Friday topic thing has become a little tradition for me now. It now seems that I’ve taken this scheduled event as an opportunity to exercise creativity on the fly. Most of the time I wait until the day before the deadline to start. Having little time motivates me to come up with something clever, instead of working on something for days, and getting too “precious” with it, or spending time exploring the digital tools instead of learning to draw and paint. I want to get to the point where I can produce something worthwhile quickly. Keeping it simple has forces one to concentrate on the idea more than on the technique. It doesn’t allow much time to explore and learn digital art skills, but its an excellent mental exercise. I don’t want the tools to interfere with my learning process at this stage. Thanks for dropping by, and have a great art time!