Thursday, February 25, 2010

Sunday, February 21, 2010

IF "Propagate"

I guess we all propagate certain traits to our offspring, hopefully they're the good ones. I think I can thank my maternal grandmother for my artistic abilities and her side for my general physical characteristics. Not to be greedy, but I just wish I'd gotten some of my dad's musical talent. I don't think singing by myself in the car to the radio counts!

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

I found some drawings I had done in one of my sketchbooks using colored pencil for the lines layered with a light wash of watercolor. The paper is kind of wrinkled from the wash on plain old paper, but I liked the looseness of the sketches. My goal is to try to keep the freshness of the quick studies when I begin working on final drafts.

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Illustration Friday "Adrift"

Thought I'd have some more fun with the pig character again. This time he's a little less muddy!

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

sketch for "Valentine girl"

This is the b/w version of the sketch I did for this week's "smells like crayons" posting. Visit our blog to see the final draft.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Illustration Friday "Muddy"

I imagine that there will be lots of muddy pigs represented on IF this week. Hope I've created a slightly different twist on the theme. Not sure who'd like to receive a "Muddy Valentine" but I had fun playing around with a new character.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Mouse visits the pond

Still sketching my little mouse character this week. Want to get really comfortable drawing him and keeping him consistant. Would like to create a dummy that can work without text. I loved a video I saw, made by Alicia Padron about a lost little fox that works beautifully without any words at all. Her work is amazing!