Wednesday, September 9, 2009

sruble: First Day of School and New Principal

These two paintings for Watercolor Wednesdays  and the CBIG blog are from a YA zombie graphic novel I’m working on, starring Sheila the Zombie Cheerleader. The graphic novel isn’t in watercolor, but I thought I’d do some zombie watercolors this month because Watercolor Wednesdays has school prompts every week.

Sheila’s first day back at school was yesterday. (She wouldn’t let me post her first day picture last week. If I did, she said she’d, “eat my brains!”) Sheila’s best friend Amanda suffered through the first day with her. Here’s their first day picture, which Sheila said I could post today:

Sheila the Zombie Cheerleader's first day of school

Sheila the Zombie Cheerleader's first day of school

Sheila and Amanda are talking about the new teacher in the next picture:

Zombie High staff changes ...

Zombie High staff changes ...

The black line for both images is acrylic paint and the color is watercolor crayon. I love watercolor crayons because they make me feel like a kid again. I get to color with crayons, then paint. Fun!

Maybe next week I’ll do crayon resist … or maybe not. Halloween is coming, and ghosts are a whole lot of fun for crayon resist. :)


Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

He he he! Funny!! I totally agree with you with the watercolor crayon. I adore them a dearly. You can do so much with them. What a great script. NIce work.

Carla said...

That CHICKEN!!!! is the principle...ha, ha, ha...that's too funny. I love it.

Carla said...

Ooooops...I mispelled "principal". I'm so embarrassed. But any-hoo, great illo's.

sruble said...

Thanks Vanessa! It's nice to know someone else loves watercolor crayons :)

Thanks Carla!
No worries about the misspelling! It happens to everyone. :)

Rachel Kovaciny said...

Hee! Dig the chicken principal. Reminds me a bit of Buffy.

Watercolor crayons are great! I haven't used them in much too long. Looks like you're having fun :-)

Also, thought you might want to know about the giveaway I'm doing on my blog. Go here to enter:

Linda Kay said...

What a fun book! Love the chicken principal! Haven't tried watercolor crayons but will try to find them. Good luck with your graphic novel...good start.

Sandy K. said...

What a great concept for a children's book. They'll love it. The illustrations are perfect.

sruble said...

Thanks Rachel! Just entered your contest :)

Thanks Linda! BTW, the crayons that I use are made by Caran D'Ache. They have wax oil crayons (like regular crayons) and watersoluble crayons (what I used for this painting).

Thanks Sandy!