Friday, January 13, 2012

Prepare

You must prepare to find your way back.


Sunday, January 1, 2012

goat

I just finished a design (right before Christmas) for a company over in Guernsey.    This cute little goat was done in watercolor and a little colored pencil.

Monday, October 3, 2011

new etsy shop

I opened up a new etsy store.   I decided to get rid of some of my vintage stuff and I think I will be throwing some original art in there too.    So far, it has been really fun.  Taking the pictures of the vintage items is an art in itself.   Here is the link: http://www.etsy.com/people/ThisandThat4U

Monday, June 27, 2011

Illustration work shop

I had a great Illustration workshop this past Saturday.  Laurent Linn from Simon and Schuster came and talked to about 25 local illustrators.   It was great fun for all and I think everyone learned a lot.    We were given an assignment about 2 months before the class and everyone brought their work in.  Laurent critiqued them and talked about what he liked and what we could do to improve the art.  He was very helpful and kind.    I learned a lot.   I am really looking forward to the next workshop.  If you ever get a chance to go to one, do.   They are great.


This is the design I did for the class.  

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

"Cinderella" is finally done

I just finished my "Cinderella" design.  I really like how it turned out.   Thank you Syd for allowing me to use you as a beautiful model for my Fairy Godmother.    

Monday, March 28, 2011

Slowly but surely

I worked on Cinderella today (the dove.)   White is a little difficult to do as you don't have color but you do.     If you look at a white object, I mean really look, you will see different colors in it.    That is why the dove has different shades of blues, pinks and grays.    I am stuck on what color to paint the crown for the Fairy God mother (owl) but I will think it over and decide by tomorrow.  

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Worked on the owl (syd)

I am starting to work on the main characters now.    I still have some work to do on the owl but the feathers and color is pretty much done.     I will be adding color to the feet and the beak.    I might work on a little color for the eye area but not much.  

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

I am getting the background done

OK, I have the background almost done.   Once I finish all the background, I will work on the main characters.  

Friday, March 18, 2011

Back ground added

I worked on some of the background and like how it is going.    I will be adding a few more details to the sketch and then it will be ready to put on watercolor paper.    My favorite part is painting.  :)