Tuesday, February 20, 2007

IF Crash

I had a pretty busy week and weekend, so unfortunately I didn't make the IllustrationFriday deadline. But at least I did finish the painting. Better late than never, right? When I saw the word crash, I immediately thought of a little boy. At first I was going to do a big crash scene, but than I thought of this idea and I decided to go with it. A little boy crashed out after a busy day of playing:-)

Friday, February 9, 2007


Here is my first illustration for IllustrationFriday. The word this week was sprout. I seem to be surrounded by people who are having babies lately, so when I heard sprout, a pregnant woman was the first thing to pop into my head:-) I still want to do some clean up work on it, but overall I like how it came out, I had a lot of fun doing it. If you haven't heard of IllustrationFriday, you should check it out. Its such a great website for illustrators. Its also a great way to challenge myself, since it usually takes me a couple of weeks to finish a painting. Hope you like it!

Thursday, February 8, 2007

I finished the color rough for my City Girl, Country Girl illustration. I decided to go with the night scene. Some of the colors are a little more muddy than what I want the final to have, but that's why its a rough;-) Overall though, I like it and I'm excited to start the final!

Monday, February 5, 2007

In The Beginning...

Here is the start of my blogging career:-) I'm hoping to use this mostly to share my artwork with others and to also see what other artists have been up to. So I decided to take a break from my usual style of illustration and do a completely realistic and rendered portrait of the girl I used to nanny for, Sasha. I felt like I needed a break from what I was doing and also it would be good practice for me. I finally finished it today and I like how it came out. Its amazing how much you can forget when you haven't done something for awhile. I used to be able to finish portraits pretty quickly, but I struggled with this one at first, which is definitely a sign I did need the practice. Now that thats finished, I'm back to my illustrations and going to start painting a drawing I did a little while ago. I did it at first to submit to a girls magazine as a front and back cover. The theme was City Girl, Country Girl. Since that kind of describes me, I thought it would be fun to do. Unfortunately for me they chose someone else, but I still think it will be a good portfolio piece. Now I just need to decide which value rough to use!

I'm leaning towards the night scene just because I really don't have that in my portfolio and it will be a good addition.