Children’s books are often a source of inspiration for my photo composites. “Andrew Drew and Drew” is a book about a boy who uses his imagination and a pencil to create fanciful doodles. Like so many of us, he doesn’t know what will happen when he begins, but as he draws a line, ideas gradually present themselves. In its simplicity, “Andrew Drew and Drew” provides us all with the key to the creative process. We merely have to be brave enough to step into the unknown, experiment as if we are a child, and see what develops. Sometimes we may love our creation, and often we have only taken steps necessary to our progress as a creative person. Either way, when we try, we win. This photo composite is my tribute to the profoundly brilliant “Andrew Drew and Drew.”


About The Author

Adobe Photoshop Luminary

Mark S. Johnson is an Adobe Photoshop luminary, a photographer, an author, and one of the most passionate instructors you will ever encounter. Through the Rocky Mountain School of Photography, The Radiant Vista, and Boulder Digital Arts, he has lectured in front of and worked side-by-side with countless individuals, including Adobe’s Chief Executive Officers, Jane Goodall, the U.S. Ambassador to Finland, and Academy Award winning director, Louie Psihoyos. Mark’s tutorials appear regularly on the KelbyOne and Planet Photoshop websites, and his imagery and articles have been featured in Photoshop User, Photo Techniques, Nature’s Best, and After Capture magazines. He is a contributor to Dewitt Jones’ heartwarming Healing Images campaign and a Trey Ratcliff Flatbooks author.