Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Poise ~ Illustration Friday

Poise means grace and elegance in bearing. So I did a beautiful woman...cliche I know, but I've really been working on my faces. My husband also got me a Bamboo wacom tablet and I love it so I started working this in color. (Its originally a pen drawing on paper)

This is really preliminary and I want to keep going. I'm still a bit new to photoshop, so it takes me super long, but I'm excited to turn a new page!
Ps I really want to do this "Poise" topic again, but as a feral teenage girl poised to attack/ drooling over a cute boy, because poise can mean suspended or ready to do something.

Friday, March 27, 2009

More Food Characters

It took me a while to finish them, but I'm glad I got around to it. They're pretty small, but since there was no dead line there wasn't the guilt or pressure... so nice. I think I like the bread smoochin the jam the best!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

For Amber! an Environment

This is for you Amber! This is a two point exterior of my swamp rancher/hermit. This is only an early sketch thats about 3 by 5 in. I'm workin on a better larger version thats 14 by 22 inches. Its not done and I'm not ready to photograph it for my blog. I really want to paint it because I could do some awesome lighting all moon lit...

Monday, March 23, 2009

Subtract~ Illustration Friday

This is a bit morbid, but I must admit I love to eat fish and cook it. So "Subtract" had me a bit stumped...get it? stumped. Anyway, my friend Hannah helped me get the idea. Fish -Head= Dinner!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Never Mind

This is my character. I've decided. I like the long nose and he fulfills all the requirements: two arms and two legs, burly/large and potentially scary. This is Oliver.

Character Auditons

I still think these are a little generic. I'm not very crazy about any of them.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Losing Weight!

So... I'm working on getting healthier and I hope that in the process, I'll lose some lbs. My sweet husband is creating a web application where I log in what I eat and then it gives me a point total, and I'm only allowed so many points per day. Well.... that isn't particularly fun, so I did some illustrations to make it peppier to look at and to get me involved in the process. So far I only have three finished characters and three more partially done. I really love 'em and I hope you do to!

Windy ~ Illustration Friday

I painted my drawing with acrylic washes. The drawing is only about 6x4. I photographed it, but as usual it desaturated the painting, so I had to touch it up a bit in photoshop. I love working traditionally, getting my "hand dirty." Anyway... Enjoy!!

Windy Process ~ Illustration Friday

I've just learned about Illustration Friday.com from some friends. I really think its an awesome idea. This is for the last topic, the next is called "intricate." I started with a pen drawing on illustration board.

I took a quick picture of it (thus the blurriness) and then did some color comps. in photo shop.

Mike liked the orange and blue, and so do I, but it is a color combination I use often. So I wanted to try something new.I finally went with the green and brunette because I don't think brunette little girls are represented enough. It seems to be mostly little blond girls. Don't get me wrong I was a blond little girl myself. I just wasn't in the mood.

I like the purple and bluish/black hair. It reminds me of "Coraline."

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I am an illustrator, bookbinder, painter, doodler, list-maker, and wife. I love food. I am what can be categorized as a dabbler. I love trying new things, but I always come back around to art and illustration. I just can't help it.