Sunday, May 11, 2014

Illustration Friday - Voyage


Did this several months ago.  It was my first attempt at using Caran d'Ache Neocolors.  Much as I love watercolors, every effort to use them ends up in an epic fail for me.  So, I thought that perhaps I might have a little more luck trying the watercolor crayons (is it okay to call them that??) and using them dry instead of wet. Also -- I admit it -- I'm an art supply junkie and the concept of artist's crayons just sounded too good to pass up.  Had to try them.  I was also using acrylic paint and watercolor pencils so I managed to accidentally wet this piece in spots that I'd intended to keep dry and I ended up with lots of ugly splotches.  Oh well.  Somehow, I still had fun with this little piece and I'm posting it as a reminder to myself that it's good to experiment regardless of the results.

Thursday, May 1, 2014

Illustration Friday - Vanity


I think I created this picture for an Illustration prompt some time ago, but didn't complete it in time. I think that it might fit this week's prompt.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Illustration Friday: Robot

Here's a sketch for this week's Illustration Friday prompt.  I am enjoying just trying to complete a sketch rather than trying to finish the piece.  This week, I was slightly less lazy than I was last week and broke out the scanner instead of just using my camera phone!

Thursday, July 18, 2013

Illustration Friday: Travel


Haven't posted anything for Illustration Friday for ages.  Since it's so hard for me to get an idea AND finish a piece in under a week, I decided that this week, my goal should just be completing a sketch and not a 'finish'.  So, I'm posting a horrible picture of my sketch that I took with my phone instead of scanning it, but...I have posted SOMETHING.  I might finish this at some point.  Not sure.

Monday, February 18, 2013



Haven't posted anything for Illustration Friday in months.  I'm not sure if this really solves the problem, but after seeing the prompt (wool) all I could think of was Mary and her lamb on the way to school.

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Illustration Friday: Capable

I haven't participated in Illustration Friday in ages. I've missed it and hope to start taking part more regularly.

This is one of my attempts to work on some of my New Year's resolutions relating to my drawings. I know I need to be less perfectionist and see pieces through to the end even if I'm not totally satisfied with them..... like this one (sigh)... Anyway, I'm sending this little drawing out into the world even though I'm not completely happy with it. I had fun with it. I tried out stipple paper which was recommended to me and I'd never tried it before. I enjoyed working on it. Think it's my new favorite paper... at least for now!

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Illustration Friday: Diary


The little boy is writing an entry in his diary.