IF: “Forgotten”

June 11, 2008 at 4:09 pm | Posted in illustration friday, princesstomato | 9 Comments
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RAIN RAIN GO AWAY! All this rain has not been good for our basement. We have been pumping out water, throwing away many FORGOTTEN items that are now ruined, and trying not to use water unless we absolutely have to.  There is just no place for any more water to go around here! Roads are flooded, fields look like lakes, and there are some yards we could probably use a boat in! But life is good! 

We did get to go fishing yesterday, and finally got some ball practices in this week.  This along with trying to keep up with orders for paintings is keeping me busy. 

Here is my post for this week’s Illustration Friday theme: FORGOTTEN.  The first is a photo of a drawing I literally had forgotten about.  (With good reason! I was 17 years old, and that was 21 years ago…wow, time flies!)  I used NuPastel, I believe.  The child looks so hungry and forgotten..at least that is what I had in mind at the time… I still have the original but it is packed in the back of a closet in an old portfolio.  My 9 year old daughter wants me to get it out so she can see some of my older work.  Last night she used some charcoal pencils I had when I was her age.  That was kind of cool… 


The last image is something I just sketched quickly last night.  Guess she FORGOT to show her parents that report card.  Easy to do when summer is here… catching frogs and jumping puddles is way more of a priority…



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  1. nice couple of drawings! The top one is very nice…even if it is 21 years old!

  2. thanks candace!!

  3. Both pieces are awesome. I love seeing that other artists besides myself tried other styles before developing their “signature”. Also, you were a very very talented 17 year old. Wonderful use of colors.

  4. thanks, kate! i like to see early work of other artists, too. i even found a book last week called “ARTIST to ARTIST 23 Major Illustrators Talk to Children About Their Art” and it is so good! loved it! http://www.amazon.com/Artist-Major-Illustrators-Children-About/dp/0399246002/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1213241431&sr=1-10
    I guess we are all evolving all the time with our styles…Once you stumble upon one you love, you work at it and work at it, and before you know it, it becomes something “new”…

    thanks for stopping by, kim….

  5. Wow, all my drawings from many years ago should looks so good! Thanks for sharing it!


  6. You always amaze and delight my eyeballz! I hope you are all coping and don’t let any of your work get damaged… 🙂

  7. I think I missed the comment link because my screen size isn’t optimized 😦 Anywhooooo, you’ve really stumped a bunch of us with “punchline!!!”

  8. Hey, my friend
    your topic for Illustration been selected for this week. Now, where is your entry??
    I look forward..

  9. I hope your flood problem is over soon.

    Early Princess art, I love it! She doesn’t seem to like her food though, maybe she’s wishing she had forgotten diner time.

    Great topic for Illustration Friday!

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