Sunday, June 17, 2018

Sketches from May/June

Dog chasing his tail.
 Back to work on my portfolio. I spruced up the lines on my sketches and hope to finish adding color in July. It's been a very busy year so far. I'm co-writing a book with a colleague about Illinois Rock Art and it seems to have put a dent in my typical illustration work. SINCE I'm planning to have a show of some of my illustration work in November, I'm eager to add new images. I like to choose an animal and do a series of sketches using it in a number of ways. With a few exceptions I focused on geese/ducks and penguins in May and June. Here are the sketches....Hope you enjoy seeing them.

Boy Fox

Girl Fox

Goose meets snail

Dancing goose

Goose sipping a drink

Goose driving

Goose jumping rope

Goose reading a story

Goose carrying a dog

Skating goose carrying an egg

Duck with ice cream cone

Goosey Gander

Penguin catches a snowflake

Turtle bites penguin's oar

Penguin's snow angel

Penguin learns to skate

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Catching UP with 2018

It's been awhile since I last posted, not because I didn't have anything new but because my projects were under wraps for awhile.

#1. I designed the Words in the Woods: Dive into Revision logo. I submitted the following five ideas.

The committee chose the last one, the dark haired mermaid with the polka dot tail.

Project #2. Is still a secret but I've been doing illustrations, layout and cover designs. I hope to share more about it at the end of the year which is our deadline. I'm excited to be working with another writer on this book.

Project #3. A few "Just-for-Fun" illustrations:
Blue Cow

Flying Elephant to the Rescue

Mama Gator

Flying Pig

Sea Horse

Native American Face
I am missing a prompt challenge. Still looking for the "right" fit. If you have any suggestions, I'd love to hear them.

Saturday, December 23, 2017

Farewell 52 Week Illustration Challenge and Thank You.

I had a busy, productive year thanks to the facebook prompt page "52 Week Illustration Challenge", which unfortunately is ending this year. I really liked being responsible for at least doing one illustration a week. (Sometimes more.) I was challenged by topics I would not have chosen myself. I got to see other more talented illustrators execute the prompts.  I'm going to miss the challenge. Anyway, thought I'd offer a tribute to the challenge by posting my thumbnails of the year's journey.
(I'll be looking for another illustration challenge group....if you know of any please let me know!)
Have a super 2018!

Friday, December 15, 2017

November/December 2018

Ah, the holidays. Mega time used cooking, shopping, baking, decorating, etc. However I do have a new set of illustrations to share. I find it very relaxing to work in the evening, when nothing good is on TV.

The first few images were done as banners for my facebook pages.

 I experimented with a few dressed owls...

The next group were done to prompts from the facebook page, 52 Week illustration Challenge. Unfortunately, we got word today that the group will end in 2018, so I'll be looking for another Illustration group. Please let me know if you have any suggestions!
Prompt here was REPTILE: I chose to illustrate an alligator snapping turtle.

Prompt word: Pencil. Palm Leaf Pilgrims.

Pronpt word: AFRICA. I chose to illustrate a mother and child.

Prompt word: Window: First Snow

Prompt Word: CELEBRATE. Happy New Year.

Prompt Word: Shopping. Shopping for a Christmas Tree!

Night Skater.