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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Illustration Friday: Swarm

Got this one done during a meeting. As is the case, I listen better when doodling. Used an old fashioned Bic pen and liked the soft, fuzzy lines it created.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Layers - Princess and the Pea

This Friday's word was "layer." My initial impulse was to do a search of my existing images for an appropriate one (I came up with actual layers and a cake image), but then realized this is about challenging creativity. So, I came up with a few - layers of soil, the cake...again, an image from the TV show "V" (Human layer/Lizard layer...too challenging) until I came up with the Princess and the Pea which seemed close enough to my abilities and interesting enough to submit.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Illustration Friday: (Big Heavy) Sweater

Missed last week as the word: Reverse left me with a lot of "maybe" drawings. Big lesson - do something. So this weeks word: Sweater, left me feeling the same way, but this week I did something. And there you are.

Monday, January 31, 2011

Illustration Friday: Surrender

Submission two in a four part trilogy. I couldn't find the first submission ("Dusty"), then realized I hadn't submitted much for technology making life easier.

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Illustration Friday.Com

Motivated by the my involvement in the recent Sketchbook Project, I signed up for a once a week art submission website call Illustration Friday . Com, where once a week they post a word with which to respond. The word this week is Dusty - my illustration is above. To see more click here.

Friday, January 14, 2011

It is done!

Time is up on the Sketchbook Project and it has to be postmarked tomorrow in order to get into the the Brooklyn Library tour and archives. Even though I didn't complete the book, I did about 21 images. Considering I was not going to do it at all, I consider that a pretty good effort. It was fun and having a deadline was great. So here they are:

The Cover

The Title Page and quote by Walker Percy

Page 2 Middle Escence - The second adolescence!

Page 3 - One of my favorite quotes from Solzhenytsin

Page 4 - A new found hobby...the zendoodle!

Page 5 - My house having burned to the ground...

Page 6 - Journal break

Page 7 - This one was a favorite. The image worked well and the quotes are excellent.

Page 8 - Nice quote from Dan Eldon.

Page 9 - Empty Your Anger Closet...I like how this came together.

Page 10 - Metaphors

Page 11 - I always like this photo of an elderly couple and then comparing it to the romantic love we associate with marriage.

Page 12 - We always talk about the inner child what about the adult?

Page 13 - Whether it the Gods or ourselves, we can't seem to avoid the drama.

Page 14 - A mindless piece of practice.

Page 15 - Herman Melville quote on failure.

Page 16 - Just images.

Page 17 - Over estimating our power. I shot the birds on a wire outside of work one day.

Page 18 - Had to do one of the kids. Would have like to spend more time with this one. I have always thought about the gift a child brings us when they make us parents.

Page 19 - Welcoming the New Year.

Page 20 - Celebrate your unique abilities.

Page 21 - I was touched by President Obama's speech on January 12th.