Tuesday, May 30, 2006

"Print The Legend"


Howdy Pardner! This here is my tribute to Westerns - a favorite genre of mine. John Ford, Sergio Leone, and Howard Hawks come to mind.... Check out their movies, you will not be disappointed! Of the three I'd start out with Sergio Leone - with his stylized, operatic spaghetti Westerns. You'll look at film a completely different way after viewing his masterpieces.

"When the legend becomes fact, print the legend." - The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance (1962)

Monday, May 22, 2006

Special Friends


See that bear in the glasses? That's my good friend Rob. There are fair weather friends, and then there are friends that stick with you through even the worst of storms.

Friday, May 19, 2006

Mouse's Love Advice: Sketch Revised


The little porcupine had a bad case of "head-too-small-syndrome." So I fixed her up with a dose of Photoshop. Then I flipped the drawing around horizontally (similar to looking at through the mirror) and saw that the table perspective was actually receding towards the viewer. Oops! After fixing it, it's still receding, but only slightly and I'm not one to make every detail perfect. So..on to color! Woo hoo!!

Mouse's Love Advice

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Broken Window Color

Broken Window


Okay, this piggy has decided to haul butt outta there. Maybe he'll later realize the error of his ways, and own up? We'll see :)

Sorry the posts are still kind of slow. I'm still having some health issues. The more things improve, the more I'll post in the ol' blog. Thanks for your patience and for dropping by. I'll be back in the saddle soon.

Saturday, May 06, 2006

Friday, May 05, 2006

Chewy Chewy


This is going to be my contribution to the Illustration Friday theme (FAT) this week. I'll probably have it finished by tonight. I was so happy that Fat was the theme--because when I think of fat, I think of pigs. And I just love drawing pigs!

Wednesday, May 03, 2006

Picture Book Junkie Theme: Growth


Well here we go, and here are the contributions from the other members:

Janee Trasler
Laura Logan
Heather Powers
Patrice Barton
Roz Fulcher
and Honorary PBJ Emily

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Time Away



Well I've been a bit under the weather for the better part of the last few weeks. And in addition to that the Scholastic project is no longer a go for me, although I'm happy to at least have been considered for such a large project. So, as they say, back to the drawing board. If you're going to start again, somewhere with paper and paints is as good a place as any.

My crit group, The Picture Book Junkies, started a little exercise very similar to Illustration Friday, although this one is on a monthly basis. Our theme is Growth, and above is my sketch. I'll post the links with their images tomorrow with the posting of the full color version of my own entry. The PBJ's have been a Godsend for me - I'm so lucky to get to brainstorm with such a wonderful and talented group of artists.