Friday, December 14, 2012

Illustration Friday "Snow"

This new piece works perfectly for the Illustration Friday subject "Snow". I spent a lot of time on it, especially the scarf. I was trying to get a lot of detail in the texture. I mostly used watercolor and added some colored pencil at the end to beef up some shadowing. I'm going to add it to my portfolio and it was also my Christmas cards this year. Hope everyone enjoys them!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

The end of Sweet Squares...the beginning of something new!

Well, I wish I could say that I completed all those sweet squares for November, but I didn't. This isn't the first time I didn't accomplish a goal nor will it be the last time. I need to re-think what types of goals I set for myself. Maybe instead of commiting to draw a sweet square everyday for 30 days, I should have given myself a more attainable goal of creating a portfolio piece by the end of November. OK so what? I didn't acheive my goal. The world still turns AND I did actually make a portfolio piece! In the future I'll make my goals more relevant and challenging, as well as attainable.

And now here is the remainder of my sweet squares...

A little mouse. Probably looking for a morsel of food. Graphite.

A mouse with a mustache of course. Why not? Graphite.

Just a quick little doodle. My daughter decided it needed some color. Graphite, colored pencil.

I got an awesome scarf at Old Navy that has all these great colors in it. It's so bright.

A little comic joke. :)

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm so thankful for my family. They've given me so much support on my illustration journey.

And here's all 20 of my "Sweet Squares"! Looks very pretty all together.