This is my new favourite artwork. It is called "Tiny Garden" and as you can see, it is a painting of the succulent bowl I made a while back. It is a vector artwork, painted using the ipad app, Adobe Draw.
Mother-Daughter Art Collaboration
I'm currently working on designs for a commission to paint a many-roomed interactive children's space, so when I saw my 11 year old's gorgeous underwater sketch I immediately thought how cool it would look painted on an entire wall. Using Adobe Illustrator, we scanned in her sketch and applied a "live trace". This turns "raster" images (made out of pixels) into vector images. Vector images can be infinitely enlarged without getting blurry or pixelated, because the computer saves each line and each point of colour as a location on a cartesian grid. It doesn't matter how large you make the grid, the computer will digitally redraw the map perfectly and sharply each time.
I've recently begun using Adobe Draw, an ipad app that lets you draw in vectors, using multiple layers and opacities. This is such a flexible and useful tool! I used Adobe Draw to paint in the colours by drawing and filling shapes. Once applied to the wavy sea background, the image was complete.
The art that I create using Adobe Draw can be printed as large as I like, even as large as a bedspread! Check this out: