Illustration Friday is a site for illustrators where each Friday a new word is posted and the challenge is to come up with an illustration for that word. This week's word is "Propagate." Since I think I first learned this word from my father, who was a plant pathologist, I decided to do a drawing that reminded me of him and how he taught me to propagate plants by taking cuttings. The drawing was done using Painter XI utilizing a number of different brushes - liquid ink, soft conte crayon, watercolor, colored pencil and the "real" variable width pen. I tried to do the image in a style reminiscent of a 1950's or 60's children's illustration.