Sunday, December 25, 2011

The Messenger

My illustration for this week's Illustration Friday is the postal worker! Dear postal worker, thank you for delivering cards and gifts from family and friends to my mailbox. :)
Dear family and friends, Thanks for sending them :) Happy Holidays and hugs to you!
Dear readers, thanks thanks thanks for checking out my blog, even though I have sucked-out-loud at keeping it updated. I know one measly painting wont make up for it. If it helps, my New Year's Resolution is to update once a week. YES, Once a week!! It's not much, but I think I just MIGHT be able to do it!
Anyway, here are some details: 


I'm thinking of switching out of cold pressed watercolor paper and using hot press, which has less tooth. Wish me luck :) I hear hot press is a total bitch to work with. Any tips? Gimme! :)

Festively yours,
Tiffanny

16 comments:

Sadami said...

Yahoo, Tiffanny,
Very lovely work! Wish you Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Best wishes,Sadami

Kat said...

...You draw cute animals..... It is impossible for me to resist cute animals... I am more hypnotized than the candy bear. =o_o=

Chris Beaver said...

Super-cute piece :D Merry Christmas!

Just curious; if you've heard hot-press is more difficult to work with, why are you planning to switch to it?

Ted Blackman said...

It's nice to have you back my friend, if only for once a week.

Merry Christmas, Tiff!

tiffannysketchbook said...

Kat, thanks :)
Chris, because in the zoomed-in versions, it looks super grainy. The tooth makes it reproduce badly, I'm hoping the reduced tooth would make it look nicer online. :)
Ted, aww thanks. And I will try to post funny things in honor of you.
Merry Christmas!

tiffannysketchbook said...

thanks Sadami :) you too!!

Leen Christens said...

Wonderful work!! Happy Holidays!!

martinealison said...

Plein de douceur dans votre travail...
gros bisous

Teresa Palomar Lois said...

Merry Merry!! Lovely ilu.

If you are not sure about hot press (and onlyl if you don't dislike Fabriano paper) maybe you'd want to try fabriano soft press (SP), it's somewhere between hotP and coldP, very little grain but not bitchy like hot press, just a thought.

Looking forwward your weekly updates, yay!

tiffannysketchbook said...

Teresa, I LOVE Fabiano papers. I am a loyal user of their sketchbooks and watercolor papers. I will hunt down this soft press and try it! Thanks so much for the recommendation!

Marion said...

Great style. I totally believe the message:-)

theartofpuro said...

Your work and style are beautiful:)

Queen*B Studio said...

Lmao-you are so funny Tiffanny XD I look forward to your weekly updates!

Craig Phillips said...

Your water colours are lovely. Sweet characters and lovely drawing overall. Nice blog!!

Waverly said...

Hey Tiff,

Awe so proud of you. Look at this site!!! Anyways just wanted to drop a line and say I miss you...and the postal worker has a funny resemblance to your husband...just sayin <3

Love,
Wavie

J. D. Voss said...

Hey there, Tiffanny. I recently switched from Strathmore 500 series illustration board (talk about a pain using watercolors) to Arches hot press watercolor art board. I decided on hot press for the same reason you stated—the texture. But I haven't had any issues. Granted, I'm using hot press board and not paper... still, I beat the heck out of it and it holds up. Hope you find what you're looking for.

John