Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Doodles (not the noodley kind)

So I was looking through some old stuff over the weekend and came across a sketch book from a few years ago. I used to do work like this all the time, pure stream of consciousness - I was always surprised at what would come out. Technically I know these drawings aren't that great, but I do think they look kind of cool (especially when the whole page is filled up). Just seeing this again makes me want to go order another rapidograph (since they don't make rapidoliners anymore) that would probably get clogged up and rendered useless within two days.

Anyway, here's one of my drawings:


and another:

old ink drawing 2

If nothing else I think it's kind of interesting to see how much my style has evolved over the years. Speaking of which, I finally found photos of some paintings I did ~20-23 years ago! The paintings themselves are still lost somewhere in my house, and when I find them again I want to get decent scans. There are a couple that didn't make it to the photo session so I'd especially love to get pix of those. Anyway, I was pretty depressed back in those days & my paintings were a lot darker. Now I can finally update the "Oldeys" section of my website! Yay!

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Chirpy II - an experiment

I thought I'd give watercolors a try again - about once a year or so I give watercolors and/or acrylics another go, determined that this time I'll figure them out! I really don't know how you water-media folks do it! So anyway, I dug out all of my watercolor paraphernalia again & came up with Chirpy II:
I had a little bit more success this time. I may never be a "watercolor artist" but maybe won't wait another year before trying them again!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Hamstey is a Winner

Hamstey doesn't know it, but he's a winner. All he needs to do is look in the mirror and see for himself (or take off his shirt and read it).

This is a little colored pencil ACEO (Artist Trading Card) I had originally created for the February Nibblefest art contest (Rodents), but I changed my mind at the last minute. It was a tough call - on the one hand you have hamsters, on the other, capybaras - ultimately the capybaras triumphed.

Wow, I hope that' not why Hamstey is crying.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Lunchbox, Lost in the Jungle

Introducing Lunchbox!

Lunchbox is a true innocent, stumbling through life, oblivious to lurking dangers and the fact that his little world could come crashing down at any given second. But it’s ok - Lunchbox just keeps plugging along, because at the end of the day, when you’ve got your lunch pail and your diaper, what more do you really need?

I like to think there’s a little bit of Lunchbox in all of us.


Click on Lunchbox to go to the auction!

This is the first in my new "Lunchbox Gets Lost" series. Lunchbox was a collaborative effort between my husband Chris and me.