Monday, January 15, 2007

Illustration Friday: 80s

Flash Puppy.
I don't know why, but the papillon seems like an 80s dog to me... maybe it's the fly-away hair. This pup's got a few extra accessories. Silly I know, but I was sketching and this just popped into my head, so I hought I'd post it. I hope to do either a finished piece for this or something else later in the week.
Oh and check out my updated SMITTEN.

SMITTEN: Updated

I am currently working through old ideas I never completed.

The completed illustration, at last! I'm very happy with it. Anyone have any comments?
Here is the original underpainting, with writen title included:

Monday, January 08, 2007

Illustration Friday: BUZZ

a la tea stain.
I dropped a tea bad on a page in my sketchbook today (on purpose), thinking I'd turn the strain into a drawing. I blew around the excess water and, completely randomly, it took on this body-like shape with legs! And when I lifted the teabag itself, there was an almost perfect heart shape right in the middle. I added some details with chalk and graphite, then finished the eyes with colored pencil.
So here's my buzzzzzzing queen bee, for a little something completely different from me.

Thursday, January 04, 2007

Illustration Friday: PHOENIX

a work in progress...

didn't have time to complete this tonight... didn't even make it to the final sketch. :( these are the first roughs, direct from my sketchbook. but I feel it's a solid start to telling my story of the egyptian phoenix, just outside Heliopolis. it's meant to be somewhat audubon-like in format & structure, but the final look should be quite different.