April 30, 2009
I was planning on coloring this guy in, but I just had my eyes dilated (for the first time!), so I don't think there'll be any drawing or coloring in going on in the next couple of hours. I think about all I can handle right now is watching TV. Yay for NBC Thursday!
This drawing is another Sean assignment, the prompt being "fuzzy music."
April 29, 2009
April 28, 2009
April 27, 2009
April 26, 2009
This week's Illustration Friday word was "theater" so I drew a literal-ish picture of "theater of the mind" in pencil and watercolor. This reminds me a bit of those puzzle books I used to play with when I was little that would have things like:
and you'd have to indentify the common phrase (eggs over easy).
April 25, 2009
April 24, 2009
I did this one a little while ago in Illustrator while putting together little to-be-animated pieces of my portfolio website (which isn't up yet). I named this little character Pilot Benjamin, in honor of my friend Lily's uh-dorable little Boo. Click here to check out her blog and see the cuteness for yourself!
April 23, 2009
A year ago, Sean and I were flitting about Southeast Asia on our honeymoon. This is, sadly, the only drawing that I did on the trip. We got up early enough to beat the crowds and spent some time at the temple called Ta Prohm, which was probably my favorite of the ones we saw. It's unfinished because it started raining and we had to put our paper away.
Fun fact: much of Lara Croft: Tomb Raider was filmed at this temple. Best part of the movie.
April 22, 2009
Here's a colored vector version of the sketch I uploaded the other day (done in Illustrator).
Oops! I just noticed that one of the cubes couldn't be colored the way it is in the drawing. I'll fix it but I'm not going to upload the corrected version :).
April 21, 2009
Impossibility is this week's inspiration word on the fun site Illustration Friday. Check it out if you haven't seen it before! While my picture isn't based on it, red balloons always make me think of the wonderful movie The Red Balloon. The drawing isn't really finished, but I thought it would be nice to put up something colorful.
I was initially thinking of possibly doing something along these lines for Sara Bareilles' poster contest. I drew this up in Painter X.
April 20, 2009
April 19, 2009
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April 17, 2009
Behold a lovely (vegan) parfait! Perfect for a spring evening. This one was also done with Prismacolor pencils. I actually did a little digital manipulation in putting it on a white background (the paper was smudgy), but otherwise it's all by hand.
April 16, 2009
If you know me at all, you likely know that I am obsessed with making and eating vegan cupcakes. (Please get your hands on a copy of Vegan Cupcakes Take Over the World if you don't own it already!)
This is a drawing based on a photo from a magazine. I did it with Prismacolor pencils while listening to the Fresh Air podcast (good interviews with Colin Hanks and Leonard Cohen).
Late post today! Oops.
April 15, 2009
Today's creation is a pencil sketch of David Evans, better known as The Edge (more guitar inspiration!). I based this one on an oldish photo from Rolling Stone.
I just did a quick search on him and learned that the man wore his signature beanie to his own wedding! If that's not dedication to one's image, I don't know what is.
For more fun reading on weddings and guitar, check out my friend Jenn's blog, A Bride's Brain.
April 14, 2009
This is a little cartoon inspired by William, the blue hippopotamus sculpture from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC. I imagine him as being generally friendly by nature but having become cranky and despondent after standing in his display box for all these years.
April 13, 2009
In honor of the fact that I'm learning to play the guitar (with Jenn!), today's post is another painting based on faces in places. This one is a pretty loose interpretation. He's trying to smile but he doesn't like being photographed, so it's coming off as more of a grimace. Click here to see the original photo and here to see the blog.
April 12, 2009
In honor of our first wedding anniversary, today's post is a bear that I sewed and gave to Sean a few years ago on the occasion of our second year of dating. He's made from found fabric and (as he has no sleeves) wears his heart on his chest.
April 11, 2009
Today’s creation is a font I made (for free) that resembles my own handwriting! It only took a few minutes.
You can do it too if you have a printer, a scanner, and the ability to follow directions. Just go to yourfonts.com. I’m pretty pleased with how it turned out! If you create one, send it on to me if you feel like sharing :).
April 10, 2009
When Sean and I were trying to come up with design ideas for our wedding announcements last year, I played around in Illustrator with a stylized image of the two of us that we never ended up using. I just revisited it last night and made some changes to polish it up a little bit.
April 9, 2009
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April 7, 2009
Welcome! I'm planning to post new creations daily. These may take the shape of little crocheted figures, pencil sketches, watercolor drawings, or perhaps even what I've made for dinner.
Today's creation is Fergus, my little alien buddy. I began him while watching Ping Pong Playa and sewed him together and added his face during two episodes of 24 and one episode of The Simpsons. He's made of vegan yarn (acrylic, in this case) and stuffed with polyfil. The fangs look pretty fierce, but he's a softie at heart.