It's been a good while since I posted. This something I did a couple of years ago on a free drawing program called "Inkscape." I don't believe I have posted it here before...it's a couple of days past "Snow or No" but I thought it might be appropriate...and also get me back in the groove again. I have been stopping by here every few months and the caliber of artists is still very, very good.
Thank you Kayleen West for the December banner! It looks great!
Members can still sign up for monthly banner for next year (look in right column). When you send your banner, send it to email@example.com
We are so privileged to have such a wonderful occupation.
How much fun is it to illustrate or create stories for children (and adults)
and spend our hours playing with the materials of our childhood; paint, pencils,
paper and all sorts of crafty bits and pieces? Thanks Giving is not something
we celebrate in Australia but regularly I thank God for the life I have, for
the gift of creativity and the comfort of a studio space to explore my craft.
Think about it for a minute: image after image magically
appears, creatively birthed into existence when once it was just blank paper or
canvas and paint or other media. Anything created to give Joy to others is something
to be celebrated but I am thankful that I get to enjoy the process of creation
as well as the result of it.
I am thankful for sketchbook journaling in between work. It is a great way to just have a
This week I took some time off to enjoy journaling, not
fussing over perfection, application or expectations of another viewer. It is a collection of random scribbling and collected moments in time. I had a
totally indulgent play filling 3 pages and loved it. Sometime we forget why we started
illustrating in the first place – because it is FUN!
Something I'm working on this month are holiday/winter postcards. This will be my first ever promotional package that I'm sending out to children's publishers. Any advice or critique, I would be greatful to hear :) This is my first postcard...I will post the rest in the next few weeks.
It's been a awhile since I've posted on this blog. I've been working a lot in other mediums, so anyways here I post a work in progress I'm doing for my blog header , with the theme of the wonderful holidays coming up :)!!! I know i'm early but later on I will not have much time, so now is the time to attackkkkkk .... so here it is , oh and it's done in watercolour pencil by the way! Their was a first attempt which i did mixed media, acrylic and watercolour pencil, i liked it but it was missing some volume I found. As a result I reworked it and this is what I came up with! Below you see the thumbnail version in the very begginning and then the first final attempt and then u see the really last attempt (but not finished yet).
In the past, Watercolor Wednesdays had a new banner for each month--members would sign up for the month they wanted to illustrate. I'd love to see that happen again. Don't get me wrong, I love our banner & we'll keep Monica Carnesi's beautiful illustration as our logo (thanks Monica!), but I'd love to see more member interaction.
If you're interested in doing a particular monthly banner, please add a comment to this post and let me know what month you're interested in illustrating. It's first come, first serve. Oh...but, there's a little catch. The banner artist sets the challenges for the month (you'll send those to me via email, along with the image for the month a couple of days prior to the end of the month, then I'll post it all). It's not too late for someone to sign up for November!
Hope to hear from you & thanks for being a part of Watercolor Wednesdays!
Linda We've got a sign up--thanks!: March - Penny Noble
Finally more Watercolours and gauche work to share. Load of new info on my blog this last month everyone. I would love you to come and see all the things I have been up to. Going nut with creativity lately! Kayleen's Blog
I'm still chipping away at my picture book dummy. Baby steps.
Also, I've been on the hunt for an agent and am in the waiting to hear back stage.
Plus, I'm part of a group of other kidlitters who are working together to make November official Picture Book Month. (Both School Library Journal and Publishers Weekly ran articles on Thursday this week.) Visit the web site to find out more.
Is anyone else signed up for Picture Book Idea Month in November?
I also am working hard to get all the paintings done and hoping a few people can come and see this. It is in downtown or uptown Halifax. A trendy part of town. The painting are acrylic so that is a watercolor also sort of. Just thought I would show you.
Ive been working on a lot of big projects that i cant show anyone yet so in the meantime ive been trying to keep up with illustration Friday. Here's two pieces I really enjoy from the last two words, scattered and fuel.
I've been working on small, 5" x 7", watercolor paintings, a little break from working in oils. The cat, The Deep Snooze, is today's image & is one that I posted to a new site that I set up called The Painted Cat (you're welcome to join if cats are your thing). The horse, Warrior, was completed this week along with several others for a series I call The Sun Horse.
This is my first Watercolor Wednesdays post. I just finished a piece for this week's Illustration Friday word. I love running and just starting participating in local events this year, so I had this idea of illustrating a colorful crowd of runners 'scattered' across the streets.
It's a bit late but in time for the start of school here. This is an illustration for an alphabet book in which every letter is made up of things in nature beggining with that letter--here, acorns, antlers, asters, ants etc. Not published yet!!
Does two count as a group? Inspiration vintage children's illustrations and the warm days of summer. On my blog I have the same illustration colored digitally I wonder what advice anyone could give me on the direction to go in?