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Tuesday, January 30, 2007

Illustration Friday: Red 2

Here's the image that I thought of with this week's word "Red". I did a quick sketch in my sketchbook, scanned it, and colored it in PhotoShop. There was so much more in the sketch but his eyes were so powerful. So -- I cropped everything else out using his eyes as the focal point.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Sketchbook: Singer Collage

This is my first attempt at collage art.

I've been listening to Podcasts a lot lately so Claudine Hellmuth has been inspiring me to do a little bit of collage artwork. First you listen to her 20 minute design challenge on her Podcast and later see her artwork that she created during that podcast. Claudine, together with her husband Paul, make the show quite entertaining. Here's the link: Thanks Claudine and Paul.

While shopping at a nearby Kmart, I noticed Crayola makes a new product: the erasable crayon! So, I bought myself a box and found out they are great! The colors lay down like crayons but erase like colored pencils. Try them and you'll truly be amazed! I hope Crayola make lots of money off of this product, because it's been a long time coming.

Friday, January 26, 2007

Illustration Friday: Red

Ahhh! Gimme some of that lovin'. Here's a drawing for this week's word: RED. Have a good week everyone.

SFG: Cereal Hero

I little something I just drew for the
challenge. Don't you wish you had a bowl right now?

Saturday, January 20, 2007

Friday, January 19, 2007

Illustration Friday: 80s

Ahh, the eighties. What a great decade! Check out the disco dancer complete with the "white man's overbite" and the "business in the front, party in the back" haircut. Long lives disco!!!!!

Friday, January 12, 2007

Sketchbook: Victorian House

Here's another sketch from my Fabriano Artist's Journal. I drew it again onto a dark shaded paper. I accentuated the highlights using a white prismacolor pencil and a bit of White-Out. I find it invigorating to see how my drawing on different colored papers can bring out a new style. I'm sure this style was there all along, I just needed some way to bring it out. If you haven't tried it, go for it. You'll be surprised too.

The final drawing give a spooky looking result. Maybe a couple of ghosts flying out the windows? We'll have to see about that one.

Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Sketchbook Entry: Robot Sketch

Here's a little sketch that I drew in my sketchbook and manipulated in Photoshop. It was inspired when I played a round of PS2 with my daughter. Notice the PS2 control. It's sort of like Wizard of Oz meets Lost in Space.

Monday, January 08, 2007

Sketchbook: Disney Vacation

A five hour plane ride from California to Florida brought on some extra time to draw how I was feeling at the time. That's me with the mouse ears, balloon, and camera. Destination - Disney World: The happiest Place on Earth!

Sketchbook: Epcot Test Track

I went on vacation to Florida's Epcot Center and had a blast! Standing in line at Epcot's "Test Track" ride for over two hours, I decided to pull out my sketch book and pass the time by drawing a sketch while waiting. Everyone in line stared at me.

Technically, I've been carrying around my Fabriano Artist's Journal which has an assortment of pastel colored paper. It's an experiment to see how i like it. Drawing on a colored background fills the background and gives the appearance that the composition is more complete. As I add color, I pull color away.

I think I like the result.

Sunday, January 07, 2007

Illustration Friday: Buzz 2

Here's something I came up with while brainstorming for a employee incentive program. I was asked to draw a couple of comical situations showing "velocity" with the caption: "Be the one to break through" (or something like that).

Although, this drawing never made it past the planning stages. It never got printed which is too bad. Well, it's a great entry for this week's word: Buzzzzzz. Hope you like it!

Friday, January 05, 2007

Illustration Friday: Buzz

Here's an illo I used for another IF entry but it worked great for this one too. (I couldn't resist.) I'll draw another later this week if I have some time. Have a great week everyone!

Illustration Friday: Pheonix

But wait a minute here folks. I've also written a poem to go with the above illo:

A little pink "pheonix" went a-flapping
above a couple havin' a dinner;
Then the bald guy just won't stop a-yapping
about how he's such a big fat winner!

Happy New Year everyone!
2007's is gonna be a great year!
Let's all get creative and push ourselves even more!