Illustration Friday: CRAVING

June 9, 2009 at 1:43 pm | Posted in Birds, follow your heart, friends, illustration friday, princesstomato | 19 Comments
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Birds are craving the crumbs. Bird Lady just wants the birds to be happy. As we all know, true joy is obtained by giving and sharing.

This illustration is done in a collage style that I am enjoying very much. It is for a book I am working on. More about that can be found here.

Also be sure to enter to win my blog giveaway. I am giving away a custom painted pair of jeans/denim valued at $100. Six ways to enter.

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IF Illustration Friday: SIMILAR shadows

December 9, 2008 at 2:12 pm | Posted in Birds, friends, girl, IF, illustration friday, princesstomato | 21 Comments

Sketch of Girl and Bird

Sketch of Girl and Bird


Quick sketch of a girl who found an egg. She hopes it is similar to the ones mama bird has been sitting on in the nest above.

My favorite part of this is actually how the shadow of the girl’s hands ended up looking similar to a bird shadow–the kind we form with our hands to appear on a wall. How serendipitous!

The actual sketch has more design elements to it, such as the branches and leaves forming a heart-shaped border around the girl. I played around with the albeit-horrible-scan in Photoshop, and learned that I can move things parts of drawings around, resize them, adjust perspective, etc. Wow! So I was able to make the girl smaller and move her so that she is under the tree more. I may have distorted her a bit in the process. I am such a beginner at PS, and am amazed what can be done with it. I know I could have drawn it by hand five times over in the time I spent playing, but I am trying to learn new things. Eventually I will get to figuring out how to make and use customized brushes.

Anyway, we are covered in snow here and life is good. Have a great day!

21 day challenge~days 7-11 “CRESCENDO”

May 7, 2008 at 8:19 pm | Posted in Birds, circus, follow your heart, Momentum, princesstomato | 2 Comments
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Catching up on posting these… Apparently, I am on a music-theme kick. 🙂 Poem for this is in progress.

I played with lots of backgrounds as a study.

Next is one I quite like.  Sketched very quickly, and has some potential.

Lastly, I have got to show what my friends in the boutique clothing world are up to this week.

I am way too busy to offer a custom listing for this, but my sweet daughter is listing her story. It is doing quite well, thanks to all the generous girlies out there looking out for my friend, Mud. Click HERE to see the listing, and be sure to check out the other ones too. 

Whew, that along with working on some items for clients and setting up for the art show at the school, end of the school year activities,,,,I am a little overwhelmed.  WIll post more of the 21day sketches in a few days.  It is such great practice and is definitely challenging me to try some new things.

 

 

“Bird Lady” takes on a whole new meaning

May 12, 2007 at 3:05 am | Posted in Birds, crows' feet, Downey | Leave a comment

part of a story I wrote in 1991…inspired to post today by a recent picture of my eyes… 🙂

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