Side by side...we wandered around the yard deciding where the third outdoor (I have my first one in the living room) totem should go and in the end we decided side by side. I am pretty sure that I need one more short one to round out these two, but I am going to refrain from mentioning that quite yet.
Here is another shot of the veranda totem with the sun glistening behind it.
Yesterday was a breakthrough day with illustrator. The one that took me from constantly anxious, to I may actually be getting this.
In the beginning Rachel sat with me an entire day and I have my notes and it was instrumental in me getting started, but at the time I didn't know what I didn't know, so I missed asking things that would have been useful. Sometimes you need to wait until you are further along the learning curve to take on extra bits of knowledge. Yesterday two different bead illustrators came to my rescue with pertinent knowledge and made a huge leap in my learning curve.
And then I accidentally discovered the eraser tool on my wacom tablet pen when I had inadvertently turned it upside down and started to draw. That was a fun moment.
After that I decided to play with 3 d a bit and here is a pretty good jumping I drew. I had drawn another before I discovered the scissors and join anchor point tools, and I had to improvise for the split, then I redrew it with my new knowledge. Which creates the dilemma....Am I going to go change out all the jump rings I already drew?
and then colored in blue, an excellent rendition of an anodized aluminum ring.
Days like this with illustrator are fun, although I know I will still run into frustration with my efforts, I see progress and that is a very good thing.