Skyline Drive Vignette

blue-ridge-in-fall It's been a very busy few months (spent 5 months on a colossal illustration gig, got married, you know) but things have finally settled down for a bit. I'm so happy to be turning my head back towards personal work for a little while- I've been itching to get back to those little landscape vignettes I'd been doing!

Part of the recent busy-ness was heading off on a honeymoon with my new husband. We drove through the Blue Ridge Mountains, on Skyline Drive and the Blue Ridge Parkway. It was beyond beautiful and incredibly inspiring! The above illustration is just the first of what I'm sure will be many drawings that come from that experience.

I put a few photos from our travels on my instagram, but the one below in particular shows what I was drawing from for this little vignette. I believe that pop of red is coming from a shrub called sumac (like the spice!), which we saw blazing fiery red all along Skyline Drive.

More beautiful times on Skyline Drive today 🏔️

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