Friday, December 30, 2011

Illustration Friday "Highlight"

The highlight of her birding excursion was the sighting of a scarlet tanager!

I've been trying to organize my studio space over the past two days, so I can begin the new year with a clean desk and some semblance of order. This how it looks tonight! Happy New Year to all!

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Illustration Friday "sink"

I thought this spread that I had sketched out for my Sketchbook Project story would make an appropriate image for the IF theme "sink". Today I added watercolor and colored pencil to get it to a more finished state. The paper in the sketchbook is pretty flimsy and not the best for wet media, so the book's pages are a bit wrinkled. I'm hoping they'll flatten out if I put a weight on the book when I'm all done.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Mt. View Print

I always have good intentions for sending out Christmas cards, and I even started early on a wintery-themed print this year. I have finished printing it, but that's about it so far. I think it's easier to just post it for now, and to send out a wish for a white Christmas!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Illustration Friday "separated"

I've been working on the final pages of my Sketchbook Project sketchbook. If you haven't heard of it, check out .

The theme I chose was "uncharted waters" and I've been drawing the tale of a mouse who receives a message that starts him out on a watery journey. I thought this illustration would be appropriate for this week's IF theme, "separated" as it depicts the the reunion of two who've been separated.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Illustration Friday "brigade"

The finished version with watercolor and Prismacolor pencils.

"Elf Brigade" in Black and White

This is Illustration Friday 's word of the week, "Brigade" in its black and white stage---I will try to get the colored version posted this evening. Ideally there should probably be more elves in the gift brigade, but maybe these are just the stragglers.