What are you looking for?

Treasure

The Illustration Friday theme this week is “treasure,” so I unearthed this piece — one of my first beach pictures.  It’s colored pencil (mostly Prismacolor VeriThin, I think) on bristol. The white lettering is actually the just the white paper, with the forms created by the surrounding colored pencil.

Here’s to finding what you’re looking for!

 

 

It’s all relative

Big tree

The Illustration Friday theme this week is “small.”  Sitting on the porch, watching a crew of guys take down an enormous tree in the yard across the street, that’s how I felt…

It was a pretty amazing show, and took most of the day.  When the trucks finally left, only a few small leaves were left on the sidewalk to show what had happened.

Strathmore toned paper sketchbook and Vision Exact pen.

Just my imagination

The Illustration Friday theme is “monster.”  Like Dr. Frankenstein, I cobbled this together from bits and pieces, though instead of Igor, my assistant was Photoshop.

Monster IF final

The quote reads, “The world is full of magical things patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.”  A nice thought…

This is a combination of three separate illustrations. All three are (mostly) watercolor and colored pencil on Canson Montval paper.

 

Move it

The Illustration Friday theme is “wiggle.”

Wiggle

This was done for a regional SCBWI art contest.  The challenge was to illustrate a nursery rhyme, and I tried a couple of different layouts for this idea.  The piece was a lot of fun to work on —  and won a second place award, which was definitely icing on the cake!  The original’s about 7″ x 10″, and was done in ink, watercolor and colored pencil in a Canson Montval watercolor book.  I used Photoshop to add the background and clean up the finished art.