The Illustration Friday theme is “whimsical,” so here for an encore is Gertie, who’s still trying to perfect her pirouettes. This is one of my favorite pieces.
The original’s in a 7″ x10″ Canson Montval watercolor field book; it’s watercolor and colored pencil. (Sorry about the crummy scan. I’m having computer issues this morning.)
The smell of fall is in the air, and I guess that’s why I thought of this for the Illustration Friday theme, “bouquet.”
(One definition of bouquet is “characteristic scent,” and what’s more autumn-y than the smell of burning leaves?)
Fall’s my favorite time of year, and I try to do an illustration of autumn leaves every October/November. I just finished this one, which is watercolor (three colors: a red, a yellow, and a blue) and Berol Prismacolor Verthin colored pencil (two browns and olive green) in a 7×10 Canson Montval Field Watercolor Book.
The Illustration Friday theme is “star.” Here’s to finding your own North Star, and remembering to keep it in sight…
The Illustration Friday theme is “ink,” and as I’m swamped with work (not to mention learning my way around a new computer), I’m pulling out this oldie:
It may not be worth a thousand words, but I think it’ll do for this one!
The Illustration Friday theme is “people,” and I’ve been trying to sketch a few whenever I go to one of the local coffee places. (Hopefully I’m not *too* obvious about it!) These are all Vision Exact black micro point in a Strathmore toned (gray) art journal.
The Illustration Friday theme is “pointy,” and this is where my mind went. Life has so many distractions these days!
The illustration — which was actually an exercise in focus; in seeing the details of everyday objects — is watercolor and colored pencil on mystery paper. The type and border are courtesy of Photoshop. (The original illustration has hand lettering that says, “What’s the point?” but I did that more to play with letter forms than to express any particular world view.)
The Illustration Friday theme is “nature.” I’ve been playing with nature studies in a variety of media (and papers):
I have to admit, though, my first thought was *human* nature, and…
Probably not what the IF people had in mind. Or Emerson, for that matter.