Monday, August 31, 2009

Fall is in the air

Sorry for my long absence on my blog. I have been working on my writing and have been neglecting the drawing side.

Fall is just around the corner which is my favorite time of the year! I love the cooler nights and the lower humidity this time of year in the midwest. A few of the trees are just starting to get tipped with warm hues of oranges and reds.

Here are a few of the leaves I picked up last Fall.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Illustration Friday - Wrapped

Here's the traditional version of the post below. It is also my IF post for the week.
Grace's kitty had her wrapped around her little finger. Kitty could do no wrong in her eyes.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

color study

Here is my digital color study and although it's in final form I am still going to try a traditional version so stay tuned. Here's the original sketch. It's funny, with all the cats I have been drawing lately you'd think I was a cat person but actually I am a dog person. My hubby's allergy to cats is most likey a big reason for that. Don't get me wrong...I love kitties, it's just I am a MAJOR dog-lover!

Another observation I made regarding the chair pattern. I love plaids and polka dots and I realize this pattern may look a bit too traditional or out of style with the current trends but it reminds me of a well loved and worn-in grandpa's chair so I kept the pattern.

Monday, August 10, 2009

a little peek

I have been busy working on a new magazine piece but it won't be published until November so in the mean time all I can show is a little peek. I'll be painting some of my recent sketches soon so check back.

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Monday, August 3, 2009

first try...

OK, here's my first try. I will eventually try one with the boy, too. That is if I find time before the fall mailers need to go out. I have been keeping busy with some work...yay! That is a very good thing considering what a dismal year it's been in the industry. So, once I get my magazine illo. painted, I'll get back to trying another painting. But for now, here is the first try.