Thursday, September 19, 2013

IF-totem + IF-together

YAY color!.....everything came together. <grin>





































Lots of bears lately. I default to bears and elephants when I don't like how I'm drawing....they help to bring me out of a funk. If I can't draw anything else, I usually can draw a bear or an elephant.

Sketch and inking...working on the color now. Fingers crossed I can get it done before Friday.






































Tuesday, September 10, 2013

IF-hidden

So, I had the perfect post for hidden...I am all kinds of excited.

Over the last 6 months, I've had the chance to do a bunch of color Hidden Picture illustrations for Highlights....I am beyond thrilled! Illustrations for a publication that everybody knows....I can tell people I'm an illustrator and they know the publication....and HIGHLIGHTS! That's like the gateway drug for me! YAY! It has been an absolute blast.

But...they aren't published yet so I have to hold off on posting those. <I will...as soon as I can!>

I had beyond an ass of a day yesterday....so, I took some time to do a full blown color illustration just for fun....been a while since I've been able to do that. Made me feel TONS better. Plus, I love the challenge of a one day start to finish piece.

Back to work tomorrow. <grin>

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final

Saturday, September 7, 2013

waving and IF lush sketch

Waving HI!

I keep thinking that I'm posting things, only to find that I haven't.

Summer was nothing but hectic, and fall is looking to be the same way. I have to remind myself that I still need to draw selfishly, not just for clients. The problem is that I do like getting paid, so, as much as I want to just sketch, work work has to come first.

Not complaining....nothing better than getting paid for doing stuff you like to do!

I need more hours in the day and a hand that doesn't get tired. <maybe a good kick in the ass too...just to get me kickstarted again>

Here was my IF....I really wanted to take it to color, because since it is lush, the whole thing was going to be pink. <grin>