Saturday, December 29, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
Monday, November 19, 2007
Sunday, November 4, 2007
Saturday, October 20, 2007
Saturday, October 6, 2007
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Saturday, September 8, 2007
Saturday, September 1, 2007
Sunday, August 26, 2007
Sunday, July 1, 2007
Thursday, June 14, 2007
Thursday, June 7, 2007
Illustration Friday: Your Paradise
A bubble bath, a good book, scented candles, and Norah Jones on my ipod sounds like paradise to me. I couldn't quite figure out how to add chocolate in there.
This is my second attempt at this week's theme. My first one was a picture of my kid's laughing, but I didn't like the way it turned out. This was kind of a quick one because the week is coming to a close.
Monday, May 28, 2007
Graphite Pencil and Colored Pencils
For this week's theme, I drew a picture of some of my son's Hotwheels. I had several different ideas, but I didn't have a lot of time to work on it this week.
Sunday, May 20, 2007
Saturday, May 12, 2007
Saturday, May 5, 2007
Sunday, April 29, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
Sunday, April 15, 2007
This week's theme for Illustration Friday was "Fortune". I had a really hard time thinking of something to go along with the theme. One symbol of Good Fortune in Korea is the bat. Sometimes symbols like this are carved in the the roof tiles. This is the closest thing I could find to a bat (The middle section carvings represent a bat). Also, there is a dragon in the upper right hand tile. Dragons are also a symbol of good luck here. I may be stretching it, but it was kind of fun to draw anyway.
Saturday, April 7, 2007
Watercolor and Colored Pencils
This week's topic was "Green". I thought of Korean celadon ceramics and green tea. Korean's love green tea, you can get all kinds of things with green tea flavor (cookies, candy, cereal, muffins, ice cream, and even green tea McFlurries at McDonald's).
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
Pen and Ink
Zoom in closely to see that this entire picture is made of words. This is a picture of my son and two nephews while we were at the beach last summer. They were sitting in the stairway playing gameboy.
In one of my classes, we were talking about values. You can use anything to create different values (lines, dots, patterns, even words). For one of their projects they had to draw a picture and use words to create the light and dark values in the picture. When you look closely you see all of the words, when you step back, you see a picture.I did this picture as an example and to work out any kinks my students might run across.
Most of the words say: Zeke, Andrew, Jack, Pinnow, cousins, gameboy, play, fun, win, concentrate, Gulfshores, Alabama, Beach. There are a few areas in the drawing where I wrote about our trip (kind of like a journal- who was there, where we stayed etc.).
There are a few problem areas in it, but my experiment worked out ok. I think I will try to do this picture again---normally (meaning no words).
Saturday, March 31, 2007
Thursday, March 29, 2007
Abby at Gulfshores
This is a picture of my daughter while we were at the beach. My only disappointment about this picture is that she looks so old. The angle of her when I took her photo makes her seem taller and thinner than she really is.
Lace and a button, a tornado, an eye,
bubbles escaping into the sky.
This is my first contribution for Illustration Friday. The theme was "I Spy...". It started off as me sitting in front of the tv with a pen and my sketchbook and I just kept adding and adding to the designs. My 6th grade students have been working on textures in class, so I guess I just felt like creating lots of textures.