Tuesday, April 15, 2014

In a Pickle

Would you rather....

...face an angry prickle of hedgehogs with dirty sporks...

 ...or a grove of well meaning teddy bear cacti who want to play trampoline with you?

Oh dear.  What to do.

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Thursday, April 3, 2014

Illustration Friday: Sizzle

Making S'mores

Don't you just love that moment when the marshmallow catches fire and there's a great big sizzle while the sugary pillow caramelizes into gooey, burnt goodness?  Mmmm.  Unfortunately, this image has not helped my popularity in this household.

Ye gads!  Take a look at the Poppy image from the previous post.  Notice anything missing?  The wings, man, the wings!  I forgot to add in the wings!  I just want you to know that I did not pluck the wings off a fuzzy bumblebee for the sake of art.  I will have to remedy that this weekend.

On a final note, I had a guest post on a lovely blog called Jazz and Draw this week.  Jazz and Draw seeks to inspire the discovery of new music and albums and artists.  Please do check it out when you have time.  I created a drawing of a talented young singer/songwriter named Zee Avi, whom I like to listen to while drawing.

Have a great weekend!  Spring break is next week for us.  I shall be looking to break some springs.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Illustration Friday: Red...and more


I'm late to the party for Illustration Friday.  Well, for what it's worth, at least I finished it.  Bumblebees look so fuzzy and cuddly, don't they?  I wonder if I could pet one.


 I don't want to look at another butterfly again!  Not for a while anyway.


A couple of weeks ago, it was my daughter Emma's 12th birthday.  She requested that I draw a picture of Vocaloid characters, which are anime-style characters who sing using voice synthesizer technology.  So I obliged.  Here is Emma and her Vocaloid posse riding giant odango thingies (odango are japanese rice dumpling yummies).

And here is a drawing by the great Emma herself.  This is one of my favorites.  She's my drawing buddy, personal art director and little muse, all rolled into one.

Have a rollicking fun weekend!  See you next week when I will hopefully be Sizzling. 

Thursday, February 27, 2014

Illustration Friday: Space

Space.  I  need some.

Got off to a slow start this week.  I'm working like a madman to get this one done by Friday, but it's not looking good.  So for now, a  WIP.  

Later, gator.

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Illustration Friday: Twisted

Some take the hard route
and others get there the easy way,
but whatever path you're on,
I hope you find the sweet life.

Thursday, February 13, 2014

Illustration Friday: Prehistoric

Tyrone lets Shirley know that he thinks she's neat.

Who needs a grand gesture.  Small ones are just as good.  Especially when your arms are teeny and you only have two fingers.  Hope your Valentine's Day is swell.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Illustration Friday: Exotic

My Little Exotic Pony Ride

Will she get on before it disappears?
Will she land on the saddle backwards?
Will her leg be sore from that crazy contortion?
Oh, the tension!  It's too much!

It's the year of the horse, y'all.  I'm proud of myself for resisting the urge to turn this into an alicorn and color it all pastel-y.  Yeehaw, I deserve a cookie.