Sunday, January 24, 2016

Illustration Friday: ORBIT


 Illustration Friday weekly Topic: Orbit.

When I sat down to think about what I might draw for this topic, I grabbed a large pad of bristol paper, a no. 2 pencil and I looked up and the small tattered disco ball I have had hanging in my front window caught my eye.

giving it one more orbit on the dance floor here.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Illustration Friday: City

Inspired by the cut paper I was doing a week ago in tribute to my grandmother, I continued with this weeks topic for Illustration Friday.

City

11x14 cut paper collage and drawing.


Saturday, November 14, 2015

Illustration Friday Topic: Animal

Illustration Friday Topic: Animal

This week has been a tough one.

My Grandmother at the age of 99.5 passed away peacefully in her sleep.  Although our family knew this was coming as over the last few weeks her body has been slowing. Spread out as we are, each are dealing with it in our own ways. My mother and sister were able to be there with her, for which I am grateful.  In that I am not able to be physically with my family, I haven been mourning her loss and reflecting on her amazing life here at home. 

She made the most beautiful "wycinanki" Polish cut paper. So this morning as I woke, I decided to meditate on her by creating one of my own in tribute.

This is all hand cut, I am including one shot below that give you an idea of scale and process. I hope she is smiling. 


Saturday, November 7, 2015

Illustration Friday: Whimsical


The wind whipped with whimsy through the leaves on this autumn tree.


ink, colored pencil, acrylic, conte on toned paper
10x13"

Monday, November 2, 2015

Illustration Friday Topic: Bouquet

It has been a month since I have found time for an Illustration Friday Topic. But here we go, last night after working off the Halloween induced sugar buzz... I found some time to draw/paint this.

Fall Bouquet.

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Illustration Friday: "Reachin for the Prize"

October is here tomorrow. I have been busy with so very many things, but this little monster provides a fun break from all of it. One of my current projects is illustrations for a dia de los muertos photobooth and with that in mind. this happened.

Each little creature here is drawn and then cut out, that monster is naked underneath. I have been working on paper doll clothes for him and to hang with these guys he needed a skeleton suit.

In relation to the Illustration Friday Topic:
I have titled this piece "Reachin' for my prize"

I am adding an image here of some of the cut outs laying on a table during the process of this one.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Illustration Friday: HEART

Weekly Topic: Heart

Whenever monster and monster pick out their favorite paper clothes for a date, they are always ready to give their heart.


completely cheesy I know, but I just couldn't help myself.

continuing work on a monster paper doll series. 

Friday, July 31, 2015

Illustration Friday: Grow

These odd and interesting looking mushrooms sprouted overnight in one of my potted plants on my front porch. This wouldn't be very interesting, except that I live in southern California, where we are in a major drought and I never remember to water said plant. I am amazed that they found a way to GROW. 

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Illustration Friday: Nature

Last class with my intro to drawing students yesterday. I gave them options for after last crits and as we stayed in dry media no color all term, they asked for some gouache/watercolor techniques. We did small 5x7 studies. Washes and botanical illustrations, perfectly fitting for the nature theme this week:)