Tuesday, February 01, 2005

Illustration Friday - Jan 31/05 - I couldn't make up my mind.

The colored pics were drawn with a Papermate ballpoint pen on plain white bond and with whatever crayons and semi-dried up markers I could find in my son's junk box. I haven't bought my Wacom Intuos 3 tablet yet so I don't dare color with Photoshop. I did manage to put in the grey gradient and the solid grey as well as all the text in the photos using an old copy of Paint Shop Pro. My shading needs work.

This one was a quick sketch w/ pen and again the crayons - I was not going to use it because someone else already did a rhino and bird symbiotic thing but then I thought "Oh what the heck..."

Papermate ballpoint on white bond... I also sketched a pencil version of this and I really want to color it so I might post it here later if I like how it turns out... as I said, my shading needs work...

I guess I could use this for Friendship too (overkill!!!) because my mom and I have a friendship. This is a pencil sketch I did of my mother a couple of years ago. I'm still trying to teach myself how to shade and since this one was done, I've discovered what a blending stomp is! I wish I could go back to fix the pic but I gave it to my mother for her birthday. She put it in a very nice frame and it hangs in her bedroom.


Anonymous said...

wow! hitting things at all angles...i love them all. in the first i love the sense of movement, it's very sweet(and very appropriate considering our current weather). the second has great style, the third is too cute (your kids?) and the fourth exudes love and kindness from your mum's expression...it isn't "flat". good stuff!

Joe said...

Wow! You are so good! I love every one of them. Do you blog also. I have a couple of friends I blog with up your way! Have a good week.

Anonymous said...

Like the dog/boy/cat drawing very much.

Giao said...

Wow! I love your illustrations! All of them! Such great skill!

Gnome G http://www.xanga.com/gnomeg

Mario-Mario said...

That was good art you got there. I think you could be an artist then a teacher.

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Anonymous said...

Ohhhhh, I love the little boy--wonderful marks (pencil? Pen?) and dramatic shadow. Very sweet. Nice portrait too. Keep it up!

-Paige (fox in socks)

Anonymous said...

These are AWESOME!