Saturday, October 31, 2009
And, WOW! You guys have been knockin' out some cool stuff. And there are new members who are awesome ...And I guess time waits for no man.
Friday, October 30, 2009
Thursday, October 29, 2009
I decided to do a favorite character that I like to draw. I love drawing simple ghosts like these from last week, but for this prompt I decided to do a mummy, which is also fun. This is a more traditional mummy than the ones I usually do, so I played with texture in the background and added the little dog.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
One day, late in the month, the sun battled its way through the ever present clouds and shined briefly on the world.
Juan and Levont took advantage of the break to burn off energy at the neighborhood playground in the watery sunlight.
Tuesday, October 27, 2009
Monday, October 26, 2009
I know this is called "Watercolor" Wednesdays, but I just have been crazy busy lately, and haven't had the time to sit and paint. (I will try to paint soon though!) I have been trying to keep up though ... so here is my Class Party! I have two that I have to go to this year! (I think I'm going to hand this illo out as a coloring sheet for the kiddies!).
In the 'better late then never' mode, I attempt to catch up with the rest of you. LOL. I finished the last of my traveling unpacking and putting away yesterday. I have a vague idea on my NaNoWriMo novel. I signed up for PiBoIdMo. (Picture Book Idea Month) Plus, I have a book to illustrate that final art is due to the publisher on February 21, 2010. So I have enough projects to keep me more than busy for the next month. Hee. One of these years I'll learn to simplify.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
Friday, October 23, 2009
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Here's my piece for the Colors of Fall. We don't get much in the way of fall color down here in Houston, but it's one of my favorite seasons, regardless.
Hello everyone! This is my drawing for 'Halloween Character'. I know... it has nothing to do with pumpkins, etc... I'm sorry. But when I told to draw a character that I'd like to be for Halloween, I came up with the idea of this nonsense rhyme, all of a sudden. So... can I be Alice as in Alice's Adventures in Wonderland? :-)
Please spread the word to any others who you think might be interested.
I've been on book tour for most of the last month or so. I am slowly digging out from under all the accumulated "have-to"s and hope to be able to jump into the month's illustration prompts this afternoon. Yeah! Miss you guys!
The deadline for entering competition is October 31st (pressure!) & two winnners will be selected to win a page in Picturebook 2011. Runner-ups will win portfolio subscriptions.
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
I painted this one with cut up sponges (except the vampire). I painted the vampire with brushes to set him apart from the rest of the class. I thought the texture would be fun, and it is, except that the painting was too small (8.5 x 11) or the sponges were too big to make it look the way I wanted it to. Still, it's something I might play around with again in the future, or use brushes to try to re-create the texture.
Eddie was out sick the day Ms. MacDonald's class decided to dress up as farm animals for the class party. Everyone forgot to tell Eddie when he came back.
The chicken costume is my favorite.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
I've been putzing around with this for days and finally decided enough is enough. I'm done. Sometimes you just got to walk away, you know?
I'm taking a break from my University studies (I'm about 4 classes away from my BFA) and am amazed at how much harder it is to create art without the deadlines.
If it wasn't for WW I'm not sure if I'd do anything.
Now on to the Class Halloween Party.....
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
Here's my painting for The Colors of Fall.
This is another attempt at layering. I like how it turned out, but I think I’ll do a bit more planning next time. Want to see how I got to the finished painting? I posted the process on my blog :)
Sunday, October 11, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
I painted Young Frankenstein with his first monster, FrankenTeddy, and his little dog Frankie. I think Young Frankenstein would have worn PJs with his lab coat over them.
Looks like everyone else painted the monster as a kid ... I went with the scientist.
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
If you're tall, the high school basketball coach tracks you down,
and signs you up. I'm sure young Frankie was tagged early in his youth as someone who was definitely NOT going to be vertically challenged. It was a good thing. Nobody makes fun of the weird-looking scar-faced kid who can slam dunk like nobody's business.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Sunday, October 4, 2009
I did it! I finally sat in my studio and pulled out my watercolors. When I took the lid off I had some seriously moldy paints, but one of my instructors once told us he thought that improved the paint, ha ha. My pieces are usually so static compared to the wonderful movement in the pieces of so many of you, but maybe that's just my style. I'm just happy to have actually finished something enough to post it. Happy October everyone!