Sunday, August 28, 2011

Illustration Friday - Disguise

For this week's Illustration Friday's word disguise, I chose to do a picture of a leaf jumper.  For one, their colors are a natural disguise - blending into their surroundings!!  Secondly, my children have been catching them all summer long and I've been really wanting to draw them!  They are hard to find, usually under the leaves and jump very far when startled. It makes for great entertainment for my kids!  Oh - and by the way, they actually don't wear green and yellow sneakers...but I thought they'd be cute! 

Sunday, August 21, 2011

Illustration Friday - Influence

What bigger influence is there than the moon?  It changes the tides, it effects our moods, makes coyotes howl, sends women into labor and its brightness and beauty can keep you up at night (like my little bunny friend!)!

Monday, August 15, 2011

Illustration Friday - Swell

Nothing like the swell of a freshly blown bubble!

Here's my entry for Illustration Friday this week.  I have been trying to use ink and a dip pen to line lately, to get more comfortable with it.  I also forced myself to do people this week, as I usually stick to animals.  I am okay with how it turned out...I don't know, I may have to revisit this one again.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Illustration Friday - Obsession

Here is my submission for the word obsession for Illustration Friday.  "Why  a pig skateboarding?", you ask? Well, every summer this last week of July the X Games are held and shown on TV...thus creating a several month long obsession for my three boys.  They get out their skateboards, their bikes and their scooters and try to mimic the tricks they have seen or create tricks of their own.  Just this morning we traveled to three towns (close by) to find an open skate park so they could use the ramps for even more "gnarly" tricks!  They love it and I love the fact that they are outside all day long.  So here's to summer fun...until the next obsession begins...usually right around the start of the football season!