Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Watercolor - Gesture

This serves both as my "Illustration Friday" and "Watercolor Wednesdays" piece. The Illustration Friday word is "gesture", hence.......
"Watercolor Wednesday's" topic is "Baby's First....." Well, if you've followed my blog you know that I'll find any excuse to put some sort of animal in the piece, so I decided that the dog can be baby's first guardian angel. I purposely positioned the baby's swirl hair over the puppy serve as puppy's halo. If you look super close, you'll see her dog tag has little wings drawn on it, designating her very important job. Here's a closeup:

Anyway, I really dont know if the puppy succeeds at keeping the stupid baby from getting attacked by the blender. I will leave that up to your imagination :) hehehe You tell me what you think happens!!!!!!

PS, dog was modeled after my dog Gracie, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever, who is actually a pretty cruelly indifferent dog. I once took her to Barton Springs to play water fetch with her. I decided to test and see what she would do if I pretended to drown. As I "drowned" she picked up her ball and took it to my husband instead. She didn't even think twice!!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Watercolor Still Life of a Violin

This painting had tons of unhappy accidents along the way. Violins are a challenge!!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Illustration Friday - "Stay"

I thought would be cute to have a tiny little kid be the boss of a big giant Great Dane. In retrospect I think I could have made the dog's head even bigger.
Here's a closeup detail shot.

Okie Dokie, hope you like it!!!!!!!

Monday, July 11, 2011

When I Was A Stupid Kid - DO NOT LAUGH

 When I Was A Stupid Kid, I would often find myself on the receiving end of a hearty chew-out by my mom.

The short pauses between each mini-sermon was the hard part. The uncomfortable silence felt like forever.

O M G she just farted. Dang that was loud. And funny. Crap. Too funny. But I can't laugh now!!!! I'll be signing my own death certificate.
 OH PLEASE, may I be excused?! NO!!!!!!! She's starting up again!!!!!!
 JUST HOLD IT IN!!!!!! Use will power! Control your facial muscles!!!!!!
 Finally! Another second and I'd be dead!

And that was a chew-out that was well worth receiving, When I Was A Stupid Kid.

ps. I know fart jokes are low-brow, but as comedian Lewis CK once said, "You don't have to be smart to laugh at a fart, but you'd have to be an idiot not to."

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Naked Lunch - Kelli Bland

 It's been a while since I got my butt back to Naked Lunch Figure Drawing for Animators. This session's model was Kelli Bland.
 The session is about 2 and a half hours of very short poses, from 1 minute - 7 minutes.

I'm glad I went because I got a fantastic ego boost by having the winning drawing for a free Naked Lunch session! Unfortunately I can't share the winning drawing because I gave it to our model as a token of my appreciation. :) I really hope she likes it! For her sake, I hope to become rich and famous, so that the drawing I gave her might someday be worth something. I'm nice like that! (hehehe)

I hope you enjoyed my drawings! Thank you for visiting!