Thursday, November 30, 2006

Thanksgiving Sketch

Thanksgiving

Here is a sketch of my family's traditional thanksgiving dishes. Although a turkey was involved for everyone else, you won't see it in my sketches since I'm a vegetarian! Ink and watercolor pencils in my moleskine.

CPC Round 37 Candy Wrapper



I finished my current postcard design for The Creative Postcard Club. The assignment was to design a candy wrapper. I tried to go for an elegant, upscale feel.

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Everyday Matters Challenge #91-Draw an Apple


I did the apple two different ways - the first one with an ink colored with watercolor pencils and the second one with Prismacolor pencils. I like the one on the right the best.

Monday, July 31, 2006

Tuesday, July 18, 2006

EDM Challenge #75 - Recipe

EDM Challenge - Recipe

My latest project for another group I'm involved in, The Creative Postcard Club, is a recipe card, so it fits in well with the EDM challenge as well. It's really cool to get all these recipes in the mail. You can view the rest of the cards here. I love this recipe - it's a great combination of sweet and salty and it's delicious!

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Illustration Friday - Portrait


Here is a portrait of a friend of mine who is nicknamed "Applehead." She is one of the funniest people I know and if I'm feeling down about anything, I just call her and she'll always get me laughing! Scanned pencil drawing colored in Photoshop.

Check out my previous entry for another portrait of someone you may recognize.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Wednesday, April 26, 2006

Nina


I finally got around to posting something new! Nina from the Everyday Matters Group challenged us to draw her, so I did. This was a very interesting photo, with her wonderfully curly hair, sunglasses and pucker. It was fun!

Tuesday, March 07, 2006

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Illustration Friday – Tea
& EDM Challenge #56 – Self Portrait


I found this quote and thought of my friend Sandra. She is a very strong woman. Here is a drawing of us in New Orleans sipping tea about 15 years ago. I'm the one on the right.

EDM Challenge #55 – Doorknobs


Here are some fancy knobs that are on my bedroom furniture. I colored the bottom one in Photoshop.

Tuesday, February 21, 2006

EDM Challenge #53 - Mouths


Here are, in my opinion, some of the cutest mouths around. They are the mouths of my 4 beautiful nieces.

Illustration Friday - Song


Here are some sketches of people singing I did while watching the Grammy's. I really am not fast enough to really get anyone's likeness right while the cameras keep moving!

Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Illustration Friday Simple


Whatever I may be drawing, I always seem to end up drawing cats. Here is a quick, simple gesture drawing of my cat Nicobella that I have in my sketchbook. There's something I like about the simplicity of this.

Monday, January 30, 2006

Illustration Friday - Glamour/Cats
& EDM #54 - Draw something you love


I think it's hard to find glamour any more. The famous people are so obsessed with not growing old, they will inject poison in their brows, butt fat in their lips and have their faces taken off and stretched tight. In my opinion, this makes them look like freaks. I think aging gracefully is glamourous. I thought about illlustrating Sophia Loren because I think she has aged very gracefully. But I remembered that I had drawn this lady head vase, and I've always thought that it looked glamourous. I think it's from the fifties. Pencil drawing scanned and colored in Photoshop.

IF_cats
I was late in posting my cats entry because I was sick last week, but here it is. I adore cats, and I couldn't let this one go by without joining in. Allie was my first love. She was always posed in a beautiful postion - you never saw her not look graceful. She was very loving toward me (and even kissed me on the lips), but a little shy around strangers. I adopted her at 8 weeks and had her until she passed at 14. The second cat Max was given to us by a somewhat crazy woman. Unfortunately, I think a little of that crazy rubbed off on Max. He would hop up in the air out of the blue and run away like he was running from something that wasn't there. He was basically a lover - he would curl up with anyone, but he was not well. He was basically allergic to himself - he always had a skin condition and parasites in his belly. We thought we fixed him up and gave him to my mom who needed the affection. The poor guy ended up dieing way too young - I guess we didn't fix him. The two cats at the bottom are with me now. I call Nico a dog-cat because she seems to think she is a dog. She likes her belly rubbed and lays on her back with her 4 legs splayed open. Allie would not approve! Squeeky is a new addition and looks like a long-haired version of Allie, which is kind of weird. She is very loving, (and kisses me on the lips like Allie used to) although if you tickle her belly, watch out!

Thursday, January 19, 2006

Friday, January 13, 2006

Illustration Friday - E is For...



One of our projects in The Creative Postcard Club was to do an alphabet flashcard. We were assigned letters and mine was "e". This is what I came up with.