Happy Holidays

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Here’s to good things in 2017…

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We all wear a lot of hats

Since it can be hard to remember who you are, as opposed to what roles you’re playing, I’ve always liked this advice:

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For Illustration Friday’s “hat” theme.  The original’s watercolor and colored pencil in a Canson Montval watercolor field book; I cleaned up and reworked the scan a bit in Photoshop.

 

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.

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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.”

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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.

What do you hear?

The Illustration Friday theme is “noise,” and of course one person’s blaring annoyance is another person’s soul music.  It’s all in the listening, I guess…

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Ink, watercolor, and colored pencil in a Canson Montval watercolor journal, with some additional adjustments in Photoshop.