The topic for this week's Illustration Friday is "sail". "Sailing, Sailing" is a digital painting made in Illustrator and Painter. I used one of my fantasy critters from my collage work (the one-eyed, one-legged purple guy) as inspiration and one of my doodly drawings as a starting point. I played around with layers, blends, and transparencies in Illustrator, and found from a Painter help forum that there was a bug in Painter X. "Preserve transparency" in the layers panel seems to be enabled and won't let you draw on a new layer. The way around it was to click on "preserve transparency" so it is checked, then uncheck it. Then I was able to draw on a new layer. I had fun with this one.