Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Charcoal: The Owl and Mouse


Charcoal drawing study. It was fun creating a story using inanimate objects. Next time I would like to push the drama further.

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Digital: Shichi Go San, Japan

The inspiration behind this illustration is the Japanese festival Shichi Go San held in November. Girls ages 3 and 5 are dressed in traditional kimonos and hakamas. Participating children are then taken to temple to be blessed with long life.
At age 7, girls begin wearing and obi with their kimono rather than just the simple cords they wore with their kimonos prior to this age. An obi is a wide, decorative sash fastened in the back as a wide, flat bow.This is My first submission to Illustration Friday.
Please ignore the water mark. I am working through branding.

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Paint: Jezebel Wing

Painted Jezebel - ink & acrylic

Friday, November 1, 2013

Paint: Workin'

Boy, does it feel wonderful to be back in the swing of things. Between moving and getting rather sick I was forced into a short break. However, I have gotten my work space in order, ideas pent up in my head, and a brush in hand.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Paper: Cinderella

A dream is a wish your heart makes.

Paper: The Little Paper Mermaid.

Disney's Ariel the Little Mermaid. Made from cut and layered paper.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Paper: Meg from Disney's movie "Hercules".

Today I've been fiddling around with the idea and imagery of stained glass combined with paper cutting.  For this test run I made Meg from "Hercules". I choose to simplify and skip facial detailing and  put focus on the hair and dress instead.  It was fun making sure the character was recognizable despite the lack of eyes, a nose, mouth and cheeks and other discerning features.