Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Then I ran (literally) and tucked myself into bed.
I promise you'll see it in entirety before the end of the week. I'm a little annoyed at the composition of our hero, somehow that sandwich always lines up with the end of that bench!
Monday, September 21, 2009
Sunday, September 20, 2009
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Any member wanting to do a banner for a certain month, please let us know. It would be fun to have a banner designed just for individual months.
Thursday, September 17, 2009
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
Last week, I said I wanted to do a crayon resist for Watercolor Wednesdays this week, so I did. I’ve always loved crayon resist, because you never quite know how it’s going to turn out. I even learned a few things (or re-learned them, since I’m sure I knew them when I was 5), like: white crayons first, then black, otherwise the black will smear (duh).
So here it is, Sheila and her best friend Amanda talking about school lunch at Zombie High:
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Saturday, September 12, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
I'm hoping to add some color to this... but I didn't want to completely miss September!
A Mouse in the House
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
...My new teacher is awesome! She can teach math, break dance on roller skates, hula-hoop, and name all 44 presidents using sign language with her eyes closed! She used to be queen ant of her colony but she mutated after eating a poisoned cookie crumb...
Monday, September 7, 2009
The new kid is seated in the first seat in the first row...I don't think this is going to work for Fred. He looks a little frustrated!
I'm still working without Photoshop & have to edit my images in my camera's program, but I'm getting used to it, so it doesn't take as long. I'm still having trouble creating small icon sections of the work (for Illustration Friday and for Childrens Illustrators. Anyone have any suggestions? I can't seem to figure out how to make a perfect square and at the size needed without spending a long time with trial and error. Also, getting a good contrast isn't working in this program, so I'm having to work my piece harder for a better contrast (maybe that's a good thing!).
Sunday, September 6, 2009
These are two sample illustrations I did for a job bid. I find that doing work when given really specific restraints makes for a less interesting illustration. I am not dissatisfied with my work I just know where my strength lies and sadly it does not seem to work as well when I am give direct instructions. I do not know if I will get the job, but these were the two samples I sent them. They wanted the three little pigs. First image was supposed to have them off in search of their fortune and it needed to have the pigs wearing shirts with different color shirts and numbers on them. There also needed to be things to count like a tree with eight apples. The second image had to have a wolf wanting to come into the house made of straw that one of the pigs built. There needed to be specific shapes in this one.
All I have to say is its hard to create images from scratch when there are so many images of this story that I already have emblazoned in my brain.
Friday, September 4, 2009
Just eeked this one in ...