Icelandic Sheep + Hot Springs

It was a cold Icelandic winter day when Ethel happened upon the hot spring. She stood at its banks shivering in her wool coat as the warming steam wafted over her. She timidly dipped her foot into the water, just to see what might happen.

It was delightful.

Ethel squealed with glee and bellyflopped into the spring where she swam and relaxed for hours on end.

As the stars began to twinkle in the sky, Ethel knew it was time to go home and reluctantly pulled herself away from the wonderful spring. She emerged warm and happy, and three sizes smaller.


Notes: Experimenting with gradients, layers, limited palette, and the lasso selection tool. Still using only the round brush. I’m trying to keep things simple with the composition so I can focus on techniques. Using limited colors was really helpful in keeping the focus on learning the tools. After three projects now, the hotkeys are sinking in; I’m rarely looking at the keyboard now, unless I’m incorporating a new tool. 


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