Tuesday, March 31, 2009
This is one of my very favorite springtime illustrations, as you could probably tell since it is gracing the headline banner on my blog. Hope everyone is enjoying some gorgeous spring weather as well. =)
Monday, March 30, 2009
Sunday, March 29, 2009
Benny & Wild Horse Harry
enjoying Texas Bluebonnets!
For the upcoming May Arkansas SCBWI conference, I'm working on these characters, trying to create a picture book with them...I'll be "pitching" my idea to an art director! So, I thought I'd try an image for "Spring".
The only pretty ring time
Hey, ding a ding time
Sweet lovers love
Remember when Gene Wilder aka, Willy Wonka sang this while riding the bicycle in "Der invention room?"
Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Here is my entry for spring. I did this in a illustration class.
I really had fun with it. I saw my first butterfly on last
week and this week it's cold again. Oh well, hopefully
spring has arrived in some of the places where you all live.
Jersey is still sporting winter! Have a great day everyone!
Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
I can't believe how long it's been since I submitted to WW. I've missed it. I put my homework on hold and whipped out this spunky version of my younger self. Sure I was girly, but growing up on a farm gave me a certain, well, let's just say I wasn't afraid to get down and dirty. Only 2 more weeks and the semester is over. Then I hope to be a bit more regular.
Friday, March 20, 2009
I was playing around, and these three goofballs appeared. I remember acting goofy with my girlfriends ... listening to our Rick Springfield album (yes, album, pathetic I know!!). I can't wait to see my girls go through this phase! :)
Thursday, March 19, 2009
Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Here is my version with color. I'm still not wicked happy about the color. I think there's too much yellow. I probably should have made the boy's uniform blue, but it's late, and I'm tired, so I'm posting what I have.
I started working on an illustration for Girly. I applied the color, but it turned out, uh, ... not so good. So, I'm posting the inked version. I'll redo it, and post it in color later. It's amazing how a little bad color, can destroy an illustration. Sigh.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Thursday, March 12, 2009
Wednesday, March 11, 2009
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
I just love watching children play , but girls take the cake!
They are so full of drama and I find this hilariously funny and cute.
I got this while watching my niece Chyna playing with her friends
Hi all, sorry I've been incommunicato lately. We were on vacation, and I've been playing catch up. I think I'm caught up. The prompt for WW this week is play, and on IF it's intricate, so I've tried to kill two birds with one stone. We often encounter this scenario in our house, usually with legos. One daughter meticulously finishes up her giant tower, only to have the dog, or her sister come pouncing on in, and ... Ka-Blam!
Thursday, March 5, 2009
In order to participate this week, I must confess that I am recycling. =) This is a piece I did for an educational book series on the life of Jesus. I thought it would be fitting due to the presence of these sweet baby lambs. And thanks Vanessa for the constant encouragement and reminders... life can get busy, but it is always good to take a "time out" for oneself. Missed you all!
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
Tuesday, March 3, 2009
substitute with these babies. Their 100% all natural and organic.
Expect for Niecey's fake afro puffs. They should be removed
before adding her to your morning joe. He he he!
Have a great day!
Monday, March 2, 2009
Sunday, March 1, 2009
This is the best I could come up with, with only reading a little bit about this legend from the link provided. I hadn't heard of the story before. I'm glad to have had the oppurtunity to learn about them and to try my hand hand painting an illustration. It was a very good lesson!
I'm sorry, I wasn't able to do anything for the 'crowd' week. Life got in the way and I had worked up 4 or 5 other new paintings.
Thanks for looking,