20 May 2011

You Scream, I Scream.. for What Again?

:)  Ice cream!  In the forest!  Can you believe I haven't had any soft-serve ice cream yet this Spring? If it gets to summer and I still haven't been to our local spot, Hoyer's, I might go crazy!

Please click to view larger. :)

I sketched this about a week ago, with the intention of coloring in photoshop. I am loving all the filters and brushes that I downloaded years ago and never used. i put some on my work computer and poof! I like it. The background is slightly eerie and grungy which i love, but i guess it doesn't exactly go with the nice happy ice cream truck.  Once i force myself to re-learn use of my pen tablet, I can only imagine how much better it could look. :)

Sketchbook Page! Zombie Cupcakes

Why shouldn't you leave a cupcake half eaten? They turn into huge mutant cupcake zombies and feast on the others.  :)

I've been doodling many cupcakes lately. I'm still tweaking this one, but I couldn't resist sharing. I don't know how i want to color it. I wasn't 100% happy with my safari coloring.. I'm trying to feel out these sketchbook pages, and which mediums work best. I want to use watercolors, but I don't know if i want to paste in the paper... Hmm...

18 May 2011

IF: Little Harry's Traveling Safari Train!

Choo Choo! Here comes the Best Safari ever!

(Stuffed animals keep insurance costs down). Click to view bigger!

Harry's outfit is inspired by a Halloween costume my boyfriend, Ian, wore a 2 Halloweens ago.
A circa 1890s African Treasure hunter. He made maps, and tags, and even  had an arrow shot through himself. 
And after all that work, everyone kept asking him if he was the "guy from jumanji". Poor thing...

This is also the first Sketchbook Project page I'll be sharing so far!
More to come!

16 May 2011

A Birthday Portrait for Diana!

This is an illustration of my Co-worker Diana. Today is her birthday! I hope its a good one!

11 May 2011

Spring gets me all Twitterpated

A Little Spring Romance
Done with colored pencils and a bit of Photoshop 5.8.2011 

When I think of Spring, I think of flowers and animals, and then 
eventually I think of the Disney movie Bambi, and I think of all the 
little twitterpated critters. :)

Definition according to the Urban Dictionary:

 Twitterpated (adj)
 1) to be completely enamored with someone/something.
 2) the flighty exciting feeling you get when you think about/see the object of your affection.
 3) the ever increasing acceleration of heartbeat and body temperature as a result of being engulfed amidst the exhilaration and joy of being/having a romantic entity in someone's life.

I'm trying to practice some more sketches before i start in my Sketchbook Project book.
I have heard that the pages aren't very watercolor friendly.. hmm... I've gotta think of a good, but strong way to rebind it. Also how to decorate the cover. I only have til Jan 2012! haha

04 May 2011

IF: "Pay Attention!" says Mrs. Bunn

"Who knows which letter comes next?" she asks.
Three little hands fly into the air.
"I can see these lessons have been paying off!" says Mrs. Bunn with a big smile.

For this weeks IF: Lesson.Sketched out with pencil, scanned and colored in Adobe Photoshop.

03 May 2011

Tiny Doodles

.. to pass the time.. waiting for House and the Chicago Code on come on tv last night. :)

I've been swooning over all things vintage pyrex lately... i need to get my collection going!
I went on a trip to Hancock, MA (and surrounding areas) this weekend and sadly, I had to pass up some good looking pieces!  I did buy a vintage Egg beater for $2 though. :)

I am in Love with all the simple designs. :)

If you are looking for these pieces they were in various Shops in Red Hook! I can go find the store names if you desperately need them. :)