Sunday, May 31, 2009


This is my post for Illustration Friday. The idea started out as a cute cartoon illustration of a chameleon, but ended like this. Done entirely in an image editing program. I thought it turned out kinda neat, even though it was not what I originally had in mind.

Sunday, April 19, 2009


"Teaching ewe the hula is an impossibility. "

This week's Illustration Friday topic was the word "impossibility."

I came up with several ideas, but decided on this one. It would be impossible for sheep to hula for at least two reasons: They can't balance on their hind legs long enough and the grass skirts wouldn't last very long. I know, I know...I couldn't resist. Sorry. At least that's not as baaaaad as the caption.

I may get around to participating in next week's IF but, then again, I was sure I'd be able to participate in the last few and haven't had time. If I do, I promise (toes are crossed) not to act so silly. I couldn't help myself, my real life is not going very good at the moment and I need to laugh and joke or I might cry and yell.

Monday, February 2, 2009

Illustration Friday: Flawed

"Somehow, Felix knew, before even trying, that his plan was terribly flawed."

This week's Illustration Friday illustration was done in a photo editing program using vector layers, raster layers (a lot of layers), and the end result was filtered to look like it was done on slightly textured paper.

It was fun to work on. It started out as a sketch on paper, was scanned in and modified. I love my computer!

I'm slowly learning to keep working past the "ugly" stage of images, whether I'm creating something digital or traditional. Ever onward!

I'm also trying to improve my observation skills...

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Illustration Friday: Climb

This is what I was working on for last week's Illustration Friday (and it's still not finished). I didn't get it posted last week because we had a major ice/snow storm that knocked out the electricity for four days.

Two small pine trees fell on my daughter's new car, and the top of a medium-sized pine sheared off under the weight of the ice and fell on the cab of my husband's truck.

My daughter's car came through it okay. The branches of both trees held the trunks up and her car was coated with a layer of ice and snow before the trees fell, which kept the branches from doing too much damage, if any.

My husband's truck has a dent in the cab, but it's still driveable.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Illustration Friday: Pale

This is my first post featuring an illustration for Illustration Friday. Just a quick digital illustration to practice my vector skills.

I had done a few sketches in graphite for this topic, and this is a digital version of one of them. I'm not an illustrator (as you can probably tell), but any experience can't hurt when it comes to creativity.

I'm pretty satisfied with the way it turned out. I may add this to my long list of resolutions—participating in Illustration Fridays.