Wednesday, March 25, 2009
Monday, March 23, 2009
here is my 3rd collaboration with the wonderfully talented and kind j.r. poulter! LOVE THIS WOMAN!!! she writes the absolute CUTEST stuff and i am nothing short of amazed that she asks me to illustrate for her! i adore every chance that i get to work with her on these poster/poems for Sharing Books! thanks j.r...LOVE YOU!!!
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
at first i thought this week's topic might be a bit difficult, but then after a couple minutes went by (and after that first cup of coffee-yes i can drink that first cup faster than you think;)), it came to me...mickey mouse is "legendary"! not to mention the obsession i have with all things disney;) i remember my professors in art school always grinding their teeth when i came in with mickey mouse in every shape and form you could imagine...charcoal renderings, typography, package design and my personal favorite (which i still have to this day), color theory class! that's where i pulled out all the stops and turned out a huge color wheel with 108 colors made from nothing but red, blue and yellow...and all in a quilt covering a little mickey mouse in his bed:) so i figured i would give this a shot for this week's topic! i didn't want to paint the actual mickey so i figured that the "legendary" sorceror's hat from fantasia might be enough to get the point across;) so here is my little mouse named myles dreaming of being a legend one day just like the one and only legend himself mickey mouse:) enjoy!
and here's the rough sketch!
Tuesday, March 10, 2009
here is my contribution to this week's Illustration Friday! the topic is "intricate" and the first thing that came to mind was me knitting something;) for those of who knit and /or crochet, we know that this can be some very "intricate" work at times! plus, it was just another excuse to use my signature pink and orange colors;) anytime one of my illustrations have a little girl dressed in pink and orange, you can be sure it's definitely a self-portrait;) those are my absolute favorite colors and yes, i really do have slippers like that;) the title for this piece is "nicki knits"! enjoy:)
Wednesday, March 4, 2009
meet breezy...she is my contribution to illustration friday for 2/27/09! the topic for the week was the word "breezy" and this is the first thing i thought of when i thought of that word! she's a sweet little girl running through a field of daisies barefoot and "breezy";) this is my first contribution to illustration friday and have always wanted to give it a go! i have also attached my pencil sketch bec i always think it's neat to see how a piece begins in the rough stages! i eliminated the flowers on her dress bec it was too much...but other than that, everything is exactly the same! i truly do love this little piece...and it's just in time for spring! enjoy:)