Thursday, August 27, 2009

Illustration Friday: Caution

Well, raccoons always say to me, "feed me, cuddle me." However, I know that's absolutely the wrong thing to do with a wild animal, so I must always caution myself not to listen to that sweet beseeching look in their eyes!

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Two flower sketches

I did these two sketches on two different days, the first one yesterday and the second today. I didn't have the opportunity to post the first yesterday, so I decided to include it today.

Friday, August 21, 2009

Angel sketch

I haven't decided yet if I'd like to paint her or not, but here is an angel sketch:

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Leda and the Swan, my gothic lolita angel version

I started this painting in 2003 by doing two drawings based on Leonardo da Vinci's unbelievably gorgeous drawings. I then did a pencil sketch to canvas inspired very loosely by his. Over the years, I pulled it out, painted a little, put it back. This year I decided I would finish it, one way or the other, I would finish. So here it is, mostly finished:

I need to do a touch up to her cheek, but beyond that, I think I'm leaving it alone. Here are the two pencil drawings that I started with:

I did do a sketch for today, but I think that I will post her on another day.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Illustration Friday theme sketch: Wrapped

I have found that it takes me too long to take a painting from concept to completion to finish within the one week parameter that is set for Illustration Friday projects. However, I think it may be possible for me to participate sometimes if I do so with a pencil sketch and it will also go along with my challenge to myself to sketch more often.

I had a few ideas for the theme of "Wrapped" but ended up going with my first instinct. Here she is:

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Monday, August 17, 2009

teddy bear with a rose painting

Allow me to introduce Smalbert:

The painting is an 8x10 acrylic on canvas. I painted him as a gift for my mother, she loves both teddy bears and roses very much.

As a challenge to myself, I've decided to try and do more sketching. Here is one of Smalbert's friends: