Vacationing in Arizona means taking pictures of cacti! I suspect I’ll end up taking about 200 photos of saguaro catcti alone. They’re such amazing plants, probably because they are somehow human-looking, with their straight backs and expressive arms. It’s sad when they start to die and their arms start to droop and decay away. Hopefully, I won’t see any of those over the next week.
I originally sketched out this image in 2004, but it’s one of my absolute favorites. There’s so much emotion to it! The cactus! What is he to do? The balloon is coming right at him, and he loves it. But he will destroy it with his spines if it comes near!
Haha, anyways, tonight I used Photoshop to color in the original sketch. I like the results, but I feel like I still have lots to learn about using Photoshop for this type of thing.