Friday, December 24, 2010

Princess MJ and her subjects

We still don't have our scanner set up yet, but here is a little snap-shot with my cell phone. 

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Misc character sketches

With our cross country move only days away, it's been really difficult to calm my mind long enough to have inspired sketches.  I'm constantly feeling as if there is something that needs to be packed, or remembered for the move.  But, I feel I need to draw something, even if it's a quick sketch, with limited palette just so I don't get out of the habit of daily drawing.  So, here's a quickie.  Been thinking of my kids being the new kids at school, and hoping that it'll be an easy transition.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Character sketches: Twin-ergy

"Don't forget the 'jazz hands' Quincy!"

Quincy and Carter were identical twins.  But you wouldn't know it by watching them dance.  In fact, when it came to dance, Quincy and Carter were as dissimilar as chalk and cheese.  Carter would glide across the floor, Quincy clomped. Carter had pizazz, Quincy had fizzle.   But this difference between them, never affected their "twin-ergy" as they liked to call it.  They were like Oreos and milk.  You couldn't have one without the other.

"Mom, will you watch us?" asked Carter, as she pulled the stool from the kitchen into the living room.

"Sprout will be the comic relief" said Quincy.  He was always the comic relief whenever they practiced their dance routine.   They had gotten Sprout from the shelter when the girls were four.   And as it turned out, he had a knack for dancing too.  Whenever the twins played the radio, or popped in a CD, Sprout would howl and go into full-body spasms of joy.  You couldn't help but laugh when you saw little Sprout dance.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Illustration Friday - Prehistoric Sketch

Here is the sketch I've worked up for IF's Prehistoric.    Now, to find time to paint it!

Ella knew that her mother would not understand.   She would come up with some motherly words of wisdom like "Ella, we don't bring stray mammoth's home with us, do we dear?" or "How would you feel if you were a mammoth; would you want to be trapped inside or allowed to roam free?"  She said the very same thing last week when Ella brought home a lizard she found on her way home from school.   But this was different.  How could she possibly turn Rocky away?  He was so fuzzy and cute.  It's not every day a kid finds an actual mammoth.  Especially since they are supposed to be prehistoric or something.  Now... if she could just fit him in her closet.

See the finished piece over at Smells Like Crayons.