today's doodles : the illustrator experiment

Print This kicks off one of my new doodling exercises -- a pictoral diary to capture a day's activities. Here is a doodle of a day's events on a week ago Saturday: brunch at Vinegar Hill House in Brooklyn (their brunch is amazing!) followed by a drive upstate to Beacon where we visited the wonderful museum, Dia:Beacon, peeped some good foliage, and had a delicious cheese sandwich.

The doodle started with pen and ink on paper, pictured below.

Paperfinger-10-17-09-Doodles

I'm an Adobe Illustrator rookie, but I fiddled with the Live Paint features and turned my doodle into a digital coloring book -- so fun! The top image resulted. My next step will be to take a turn with watercolors on the paper drawing -- I'll share that when it's ready!