Thursday, August 29, 2013

"He Loves Me Not"

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I haven't really been inspired by the Illustration Friday challenge words, lately, 
so here is something else I just finished. I pulled one of the characters from a favorite 
challenge from last year, "SKY."

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Illustration Friday - FRESH (& a sneak peek at an upcoming book!)

Raymond is proof - you CAN eat too many vegetables, 
despite what the experts say!

I had a lot of fun with this week's challenge!! When I saw it was "FRESH," a few male friends of mine  immediately came to mind! But I decided to go with something rated G instead. <*grin!*> Once I shifted gears, Raymond poured from my pencil. But he was not without challenges....first, I fell in love with the sketch, & didn't want to ink it. But I realized quickly my forte is definitely NOT the ability to add color to a sketch! So it took an extra night to ink Raymond up. Then, I couldn't decide on a background color. I hate making decisions, so, as I usually do when I have trouble making a decision between 2 choices (like I often do when clothes shopping...ehem...) I went with BOTH! If you'd like to see the other alternative, please visit my facebook page.


I've also recently finished up a book project I'd been working on for awhile. This is a page from "Sunny the Sneaker" written by Michele Christian-Oldham. It was a really FUN project, & I admit I totally fell in love with little Sunny by the time I was done! I will be sure to post when the book becomes available! Although it was kind of sad, putting Sunny behind me, I came up with an idea for another children's book inspired by my visit to an animal sanctuary on my recent Colorado trip.  I'll be doing both the writing & illustrating. I was so excited about it, I cranked out most of the manuscript in one sitting! So I'm looking forward to sinking my teeth into that! That's all on this end! As always, I appreciate you stopping by!!!! 

Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Illustration Friday - HYBRID

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Missed participating last week, as I took my first vacation in over 10 years to Colorado. (BEST. TRIP. EVER.) I arrived home after midnight Monday night, but hopped right back into this week's challenge  Tuesday on less than 5 hours sleep, so if you find this guy to be a bit strange, my excuse is my brain wasn't firing on all 8 cylinders! Between the natural beauty & all of the fabulous art galleries I visited, it was an incredibly inspirational trip! I'm sharing a few photos below for those of you who have never experienced this breathtaking place...enjoy!