Friday, April 29, 2011

Capturing your pets personality!

This is my Cat Sadie. She loves to attack me as I create and then she drags her wonderful squirrel tail through the paint! Gotta love her!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Pet Illustration Challenge

A little sketch I did of my birds this morning, in response to the challenge.

Catch the Character of Your Pet in an Illustration

This is an older illustration and not in watercolor, but it suits the theme and it's been forever since I've had a chance to post.  This is our dog Roni. She is always looking up at me with this expression. It's sort of an ask all look that says "feed me, pet me, love me".  We had a terrible tornado weather storm last night and she was hiding in the bathroom most of the night, facing the wall. Poor baby, she has such a fear of bad weather, rain, the wind... ~Karen

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Challenge - Pet as Character

This is Teddy, my daughter's poodle mix, a little guy with a big heart & a great personality. He's a character all by himself. We always laugh at his funny expression which changes from a smile to a weird but hilarious straight line. I love this little guy!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Challenge -- Capture the character of your pet in an illustration

This is my beagle girl, Constance, whose nose is always on the job!

What I have been working on

 Working from some old photos of my children. My daughter is a young adult now and is Cambodia at the moment (first Easter away) This painting is based on an old birthday party photo, girls and their secrets.

This is my son with his first BMX bike. Illustration Fridays bike theme fitted well with it, the first of many bikes that followed.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A challenge - Capture the character of your pet in an illustration

I love my cat and have been trying to capture her in my illustrations. So I challenge you to illustrate your pet. It should be fun and it's an easy challenge....This was one of the first ones that I did. Juliet has some siamese in her. She's all black but with a lanky body and she's the most affectionate cat I've ever owned.... Have fun with this challenge!

IF Journey

My entry for IF this week. You don't have to go far far away from your room to have a wonderful journey.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Illustration Friday | Journey

Getting back into the swing of things, here's my entry for IF this week.  
Maps: never leave home without one

IF: Journey

My little traveler for Illustration Friday this week...

Friday, April 15, 2011

Thursday, April 14, 2011

IF Bottled

Bottle (Illustration friday)

So this is my most recent submission for illustration Friday. Usually I do more collage work but I miss watercolor so much that about 80% is painted. Oh and yes ferrets love soda!

Liam's Adventures!

I just finished making my newest book and I'm so excited to finally share it! Even more excited for it to get to the real Liam...
But here's a peek at one of my favorite pages....the rest of the story and illustrations are up on my blog. Hope you guys enjoy what I've been working on...

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What I´m been working on :)

Hi everyone!

I have worked on my final assignment for a Children´s book illustration course that I´ve been studied. I just wanted to share it with You!/ Pernilla

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Bottled Bear

Just posted this on IF. I just wanted to show you a little fun.

What I'm Working On

A commission I'm working on in the style of Marjolein Bastin. It's cheering to work on during this late spring!

IF Bottled

Sally uncorked this bottle of love she had kept locked away!

Monday, April 11, 2011

IF Bottled/bottled spring?

 Can't wait for spring sunshine:) A vase my daughter brought back from Mexico with a few flowers in bloom. Watercolor with a touch of pen and ink.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Kayleen West

Hi Kayleen...I got your post about not being able to get on to WaWe. When I clicked on your name, Watercolor Wednesday shows up as one of your blogs, so I'm not sure what the problem is. Please resend your email address to me & I'll do another invite.
Thanks & sorry for the inconvenience!

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Right now project!

I managed to squeeze this personal project i wanted to do this month for easter :)i love easter i decided to do a little greeting card for friends and family, real fun to do i played with a somewhat detail border and light colours that traditionally represent easter :) i had much fun with this little excercise !

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

What I'm Doing

I have been working on some spot illustrations for a kids discipleship book. Such cool animals of Israel!

Illustration Friday - duet

This was my illustration Friday response. It's done in watercolor with a little marker to help tighten it up. I'm finding that especially for images online, watercolor alone can be too soft - though nothing beats its translucence.

Monday, April 4, 2011

IF response to Duet

Hello everyone and thank you to Vanessa for getting back to me so promptly so I could post on WW. I am looking forward to sharing my journey in the wonderful world of children's book with you all. I finally have something to post as I have been working mainly in oil and acrylic of late.

The Illustration Friday them this week lends itself to the idea of friendship. When I think of duet I think of togetherness. As a result I illustrated two painting friends creating a painting together which will be an upcoming gift for a friend of mine on her 50th birthday. I have written more on my blog if anyone is interested. I really enjoyed breaking out the watercolours again. I also thought I better justify spending a fortune on several W&N tubes after a sale at Dickblick the other week. The paints are so much cheaper than her in Australia!

Sunday, April 3, 2011


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