Tuesday, October 22, 2013

PiBoIdMo 2013 — “Ideas Taking Flight!”

It's almost November!?!! Wait… what?! Sometimes I feel like 2013 has hardly arrived, and now it's winding down. But it's harvest time for group projects and creative challenges! PiBoIdMo 2013, here I come!

Head over to Taralazar.com to find out more about PiBoIdMo. This will be my FOURTH year participating (and PiBoIdMo's 5th year). I'm still not much of a writer (gotta get over that), but I'm so thankful the month-long guest blog posts, inspiration, and support that PiBoIdMo provides.

I haven't made the best use of my PiBoIdMo challenges, but I have my lists saved and simmering. I'm working on an illustration right now that germinated from a PiBoIdMo idea I had back in 2011. Personally I think it's a great way to brainstorm and gather up project ideas for the coming new year (or future new years, if you happen to be as slow as I am to getting around to them).

I can't wait to get started!
Is it cheating if I start my list now?
LOL, ;)

Friday, October 18, 2013

IF: Entangled

Hey, what?! Two days in a row? No way…

So, this one's a bit of a cheat since it's from a book I worked on last year (The Zoo's Annual Piggyback Race, March 2013 - available from me or the author/publisher)… but it was just so perfect for this #iFri prompt, and it was definitely one of the more challenging pieces from the book.

"The snakes became tangled, around and around"

I actually tangled up two different colored stings for reference, and drew directly from that. Apparently I never took a reference photo of the tangled mess, but I think the result speaks for itself!

(I plan to do a new piece as well, continue with experimenting, etc.)

IF: Moustache

Long time… Yeah, it's just been a long time.
I've been talking about experimenting for over a year now, and I haven't really gotten around to it, so tonight I sat down and forced something out. I don't necessarily like, but I think it's a real start of something.
I'm excited I finally did an iFri too (even if I am getting in about 40 past the deadline). I've been all wrapped up in "stuff", I gotta learn to have fun doing what I do again.


*anyone catch my shout-out to Little Pea? LOVE that book!