Monday, 23 November 2009

the birthday prince

In 2 months my son will turn 2. He's definitely not a baby anymore... he looks like a little boy. My little prince :)

Saturday, 21 November 2009

WaWe character

On chilly evenings Samantha would find herself in another world when she snuggled up with an old leatherbound book filled with whimsical stories of far away lands...

This was really more of a rough draft to play with the colors and ideas. I rushed it a bit and so it's definitely not where I want it to be, but I'm really amazed at how looking at the image after it's scanned helps me see what I want to change and adjust.

Friday, 20 November 2009

WaWe & sneak previews!

WaWe (Watercolor Wednesdays) is a blog I am just starting to contribute to. Similar to IF with weekly topics... I'm a bit behind in the month, but the start of November was "Wild THing" and I've only just sat down to scan this watercolor into my computer, even though it was finished on the 7th!

Working on some preliminary sketches for some illos I have brewing in my mind... delightful ideas! They're not very clear scans, but previews don't need to be in my book :)

I have a few thoughts on her name, but not sharing yet...

...the picture to follow...

And for something different... the birthday prince :)

Will be back soon with more WaWe and hopefully an IF post!

Wednesday, 11 November 2009

mommy & me art

E. (22 months old) & I spent the morning yesterday coloring and making art. Here's what we created:
"Campfire" mixed media: crayons, oil pastels & watercolor

"Goldfish" mixed media: crayons, oil pastels & watercolor

"Two roosters and a hen" mixed media: crayons & watercolor

"Oh Christmas tree" mixed media: crayons & watercolor
That's all for now... more soon, including IF and WaWe!!! (finally!)