Thursday, March 30, 2017

Illustration Friday-Week 17

The Illustration Friday Challenge this week captures my little quacker clinging to an umbrella to ride out the storm in a puddle..  I had fun with this one because I switched up my medium.  I've been wanting to try watercolors so I gave it a whirl.

Now, for all you watercolourist out there, be easy on me because like I already said,  this is the first time I've ever painted with watercolors.  Thank goodness for YouTube.   I still have so much to learn about washes and I guess basically everything about watercolors.    So yesterday I went to my library and found a few books on watercolor.  I will be reading them from cover to cover.

Illustration Friday Challenge topic for this week is "umbrella."  This is what I came up with.


This is a lighter version of it.  The top one I took a picture at night and this one was during the day.  I like them both but to get that stormy feel I like the darker one.  What do you think?


The top one I took a picture at night and this one was during the day.  I like them both but to get that stormy feel I like the darker one.  What do you think?

If you want to check out my other Illustration Challenges you can find them here.

Until next time, it's time for me to get back to the drawing board.



Monday, March 27, 2017

March Draw This

This is the second month in a row, I particpated in the SCBWI (Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators) illustrator challenge.

The prompt word is "March."

I am an animal lover so I decided to illustrate a few of the endangered species marching with signs.


Here is the rough draft:


As you can see I removed the elephant from the final.  He looked to squished back there.  

Hope you enjoyed my illustration.

Until next time, it's time for me to get back at the drawing board.



Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Illustration Friday Week 16

This week's Illustration Friday Challenge moves real slow.  If you are thinking snail than you are absolutely right.

I created this entirely in SketchBook Pro.  Nothing fancy, just simple and cute.


If you would like to check out my other Illustration Friday challenges, then check them out here.

Until next time, I'm back at the drawing board.

Monday, March 20, 2017

Expressive Picture Book Lesson 5

For lesson 5 of the Expressive Picture Picture Book Characters taught by Lynne Chapman, we learned adding body language to characters through emotions, and facial expressions.

Our homework assignment was to draw 4 characters, 2 human and 2 animals, conveying different emotions through body language and facila expressions.


This is my finished drawing.  I have to admit I am not fond of drawing humans.  



Until my next lesson, it's time for me to get back at the drawing board.





Monday, March 13, 2017

Pinch Punch Post

So I started another illustrator challenge called, Pinch Punch Post, on Twitter.  This month's topic is "Mouse."  Every month they give you a topic and you post it on Twitter on the 1st of the month.

Here is what I came up with for "Mouse."



He's a handsome little devil and quite the artist wouldn't you say?

Hope you enjoyed my illustration.

Until the next time, I'm heading back to the drawing board.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Illustration Friday Challenge Week 15

This was a quick turnaround this week for the Illustration Friday Challenge.  The topic for this week is "Punk."

I knew right away what I wanted to do.  I was playing around on my SketchBook Pro and drawn this "Fat Cat."


This character I really want to develop more.  I think he so adorable.


So I created him entirely in SketchBook Pro.  

Here are my other illustrations I've done for Illustration Friday.

Hope you enjoyed. Until next time, I'm back at the drawing board.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Illustration Friday Week 14

It's time for another edition of Illustration Friday's Challenge.  This week we find our dear pets in a mess.  It's a case of whodunnit?  And our kid reporter is trying to get the scoop.

This week's topic is "scoop."  This is what I came up with.



Until next week, it's time for me to get back at the drawing board.



Monday, March 6, 2017

Expressive Picture Book Lesson 4

This week in my Craftsy Class, "Expressive Picture Book Characters"  Lynne Chapman taught us about adding character and emotion.  Our assignment was to draw animals and humans with different features and emotions.

This is the first one I did.

The instructor wanted me to add bodies to my characters so I re-did the assignment and came up with this.



I can't wait until the next assignment where we will be learning about body language.

Until next time, it's time for me to get back at the drawing board.