Monday, June 6, 2011

Illustration Friday - Shadows

Who was it again that said night lights were a good idea?...I'd like to have a word with him!

It's funny how night lights are there to brighten the room and help your little one feel safe and secure when going to bed.  But have you ever noticed the crazy shadows they create around the room?  I think I'll just leave the hall light on instead!

This post is for Illustration Friday's word shadows.  A few weeks ago I set out to challenge myself by trying different things with my artwork each week (although last week I didn't have any time so I reverted back to my usual ways!).  Anyway, this week I decided to try to use ink and a dip pen to line the piece to start.  I usually use a charcoal pencil after, so I was a bit nervous to ink it...thought I'd ruin it for sure since I've only played around with it on scrap paper!  BUT, I think it came out pretty good, a bit wobbly here and there, but it's definitely something I'd like to do more of!  So stay tuned!


  1. Very cute, I love the cool shadows! (I still look at crazy shadows suspiciously sometimes now!)

  2. Aww! Poor Chip! Thanks for showing the sketch too!

  3. Oh, so cute! Well, I never had that experience!
    I also do the step by step stuff, like a cardinal bird on my website! The drawing and the sketch are really good too. :)

    Kappacavy (9)

  4. This is lovely, dont let the bed bugs bite! :-0 (although they look perfectly firendly little bugs) I like you dip pen work. I do "wobbly" when I do my lines but I have to say I dont mind it, it adds to the authenticity I think... mind you it could just be me who thinks that)