Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Second Star from the Right

My favorite kind of adventure usually involves a bathtub and a little imagination. Doing a digital scrathboard was an adventure all its own.

Thursday, October 22, 2015

It's so Fluffeh!

A little fan art in honor of my second oldest, Charly, who loves all things unicorn, soft, and FLUFFEH! An album cover for Agnus Gru if she ever decides to launch her music career.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

It's a Circus Act

When asked to take a 5th grader's work of art and turn it into a digital painting, the 5th grader in you comes out and you get all nervous, wondering if they will like what you did, or if all the kids are going to laugh at you.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Happy Little Mermaid

I love, love, love how this one turned out! One of my favorite pieces so far. I think I may spend some time exploring this technique for my personal work.

A little about the process:

After sketching the image, I "cut" each piece out and assembled the pieces. 

I then added digital texture to make the pieces look like real paper.

Last, I created drop shadows, an environment, and a fun little frame.
This little mermaid is very happy to have found a pretty pearl!

Friday, September 18, 2015

If I Only Had a Brain

"We must certainly get to the Emerald City if we can," the Scarecrow continued, and he pushed so hard on his long pole that it stuck fast in the mud at the bottom of the river. Then, before he could pull it out again--or let go--the raft was swept away, and the poor Scarecrow left clinging to the pole in the middle of the river.
"Good-bye!" he called after them, and they were very sorry to leave him. Indeed, the Tin Woodman began to cry, but fortunately remembered that he might rust, and so dried his tears on Dorothy's apron.
Of course this was a bad thing for the Scarecrow.
"I am now worse off than when I first met Dorothy," he thought. "Then, I was stuck on a pole in a cornfield, where I could make-believe scare the crows, at any rate. But surely there is no use for a Scarecrow stuck on a pole in the middle of a river. I am afraid I shall never have any brains, after all!"
Down the stream the raft floated, and the poor Scarecrow was left far behind. Then the Lion said:
"Something must be done to save us. I think I can swim to the shore and pull the raft after me, if you will only hold fast to the tip of my tail."

So he sprang into the water, and the Tin Woodman caught fast hold of his tail. Then the Lion began to swim with all his might toward the shore. It was hard work, although he was so big; but by and by they were drawn out of the current, and then Dorothy took the Tin Woodman's long pole and helped push the raft to the land."
              -The Wizard of Oz

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Old Toddling Turtle

Illustrations Friday word of the day: Old
Inspiration:  Aaron Zenz

Have you ever seen any of Aaron Zenz's work? They are beautiful and so fun! He does most of his work traditionally and colors them with Prisma Colored pencils. He said he can go through hundreds of colored pencils for just one project. I drew from his fun shapes and strong colors to create my little, old turtle.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Stained Glass

My piece for Illustrations Friday. The word of the day was "Work." And who works harder than a sweet little momma bird building her nest and caring for her babies? This piece is digitally created to resemble a stained glass window.