Monday, August 30, 2010

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Sad Little Girl - in blue

Playing around with painting this sad little girl.  Started with just the black prismacolor after sketch, followed by an ink wash, and then added a little blue.  Couldn't resist adding the red barrette.  

Sad little girl - ink wash

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Just for fun: Pummy

I've been spending most of my drawing time lately working on sketches/text for a picture book dummy.  You can see some of those sketches in my previous posts; however, this morning, the last week before school, as the girls and I sat around the kitchen table after breakies, we were feeling silly.  The girls wanted me to draw a picture of Pummy for them.  So out came my sketchbook.

Pummy is a rough and tumble, one-eyed (yellow) cat from the book we've been reading at bed time: "The Calder Game" by Blue Balliett.  Pummy is a cat from the story.  He's not even a central character in the story, but my kids love him because of his name.  They laugh every time it's mentioned.

So, this morning, I started out with a cat.  With an eye-patch, but was told that "that's not what Pummy looks like."  The eye-patch was discarded.  Then they started singing a song about Pummy having been to a circus, hence the balloon.  And of course, he needed a little play thing too... the mouse.   Pummy seems so disagreeable, that we were certain he'd have a tattoo, although, I'm not quite sure what a cat tattoo would look like but I gave it shot anyway.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Girl and Dog

I've been working on a series of sketches lately about a little girl and her dog.  Here are two of them.  They are very, very rough sketches at this point (lots of erasure/pencil marks).  If you want to see some of the others, take a hop, skip and jump on over to the  Smells Like Crayons blog.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Birthday Wishes

My nephew's birthday is in a few days, and I needed to make him a little birthday card.  As it turns out, it's also approaching the two year anniversary of Watercolor Wednesdays.  So, Happy Birthday Tyler, and Happy Birthday WaWe!

Illustration Friday - Artificial

My original sketch and the back story for this week's IF prompt of "Artificial" is over at Smells Like Crayons. (If you haven't seen it yet, feel free to take a look).

Here is the finished version. (Looks better in real life - didn't scan too well for some reason).